At Phoenix Design we believe that we can serve humanity best by focusing on those substantial things, that will always count: to find the way to manage challenges in daily life in clever, smart and meaningful way.
The World is changing, but some things will never change. Shelter, food, water, warmth, safety, rest and light.
This fundamental continue to define people’s lives. Civilization has come a long way but there is still so much that can be better for so many people all over the world. In context of massive urbanization, scarcity of resources and upcoming technological standards our needs of living and wellbeing are consistently evolving. As designer we are responsible for re-inventing the world we live in.
About the speaker: Andreas Diefenbach, Dipl.-Designer, is Design Business Manager and member of the board of management of Phoenix Design Stuttgart/Munich/Shanghai.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.