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One and more Theses about Design

One and more Theses about Design

We are happy to present Frank Zebner’s remarkable lecture he has held at the conference German...

BraunPrize 2012: “Genius design for a better everyday”

BraunPrize 2012: “Genius design for a better everyday”

How to design a walking stick for Dieter Rams? – This was probably not exactly the question Sebastian Reichel investigated when he designed his flexible walking aid for elderly people. Still, when...

Magic Design Thinking

Magic Design Thinking

It seemed truly magic what a couple of white haired men told in the center of a circus tent, set up on the campus of the University of Potsdam in the end...

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Go East!

Go East!

Go China – this is one of last year’s biggest trends for German design agencies. Consequently, in 2011 companies like Atelier Markgraph, Triad and Designaffairs established their branches in the Middle Empire. On the other hand...

Business of Design Week 2011

Business of Design Week 2011

Germany was partner country at 2011‘s Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s premier event on design, innovation and branding. The annual conference attracts international business and design leaders and provides a platform for exchanging ideas and...

Symposium "Less and More" with Dieter Rams and Prof. Klaus Klemp

Symposium “Less and More” with Dieter Rams and Prof. Klaus Klemp

GIN4B was initiator and key organizer of the symposium “Less and More – German Design Reconsidered”, held at the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco on August 26th 2011. The exclusive event brought together leading German and American creatives, design-orientated businesses as well as cultural and governmental representatives and...

Symposium "German Design: Shaping the Future Today" in San Francisco on October, 2, 2012

Symposium “German Design: Shaping the Future Today” in San Francisco on October, 2, 2012

Don’t miss the West Coast’s design event of the year. Listen to and interact with Germany’s top designers and discuss the challenges and future of contemporary design.

The symposium will take place in the Bechtel...

The Campus Bike: How to build a bike from scratch

The Campus Bike: How to build a bike from scratch

To design and build an ultimate and well-crafted utility bike was the task of the Oregon Manifest Challenge 2011. Students of the University of Oregon understood that designing a bike requires not only a deep understanding of the history of the bike but also to...

Stephan Ott is New Editor-in-Chief of Form

FormThe design magazine form is back. Its last publisher Birkhäuser became insolvent in March 2012. As a result, the future of this worldwide renowned design magazine, published since 1957, was not predictable any...

GIN4B Supports Networking Reception for Members of German Parliament

GIN4B Supports Networking Reception for Members of German Parliament

On February 14th, GIN4B invited to a networking reception at the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Peter Rothen, German Consul General, hosted this event for Members of the German Parliament who flew in from Berlin for a...

Jörg Student: Redesigning the Pilates Reformer

Jörg Student: Redesigning the Pilates Reformer

Global design consultancy IDEO partnered with Balanced Body, the world’s largest manufacturer of Pilates equipment, to update the design of the Allegro reformer to appeal to a broader audience. GIN4B met with Jörg Student who...

Carolina Janssen: Establishing Twitter in Germany

Carolina Janssen: Establishing Twitter in Germany

GIN4B visited Twitter’s headquarter in San Francisco and talked to Carolina Janssen who is responsible for German Localization & Support. Carolina just had her one year anniversary at Twitter, the social networking and microblogging service. Since then, Twitter grew from around 300 to...

Designing for a Better Life

Designing for a Better Life

The video by HTC features the design team of One&Co which built within the last couple years a strong and outstanding design language for the Taiwanese smart phone and tablet manufacturer. Amongst One&Co‘s team is Daniel Hundt, Creative Director in the San Francisco...

System M Launched at Neue Räume Zurich

System M Launched at Neue Räume Zurich

Thomas Merkel, Head of Design at sdr+ since 1995, presented his brand new shelving System M at Neue Räume Zürich. Since 1995, sdr+ cooperates with Dieter Rams as licensee of his modular furniture series for various European countries; Thomas has been...

Dominik Langhammer Joins Amazon's Lab126

Dominik Langhammer Joins Amazon’s Lab126

Starting in November 2011, Dominik Langhammer will be Lead Industrial Designer at Amazon’s Lab126 in Cupertino, CA. Lab126 is the design branch of Amazon and develops and designs electronic reading devices, amongst them the Kindle. Dominik started his career...

Designers in Dialogue: The Influence of Dieter Rams

Designers in Dialogue: The Influence of Dieter Rams

The Architecture and Design Forum (A+D) of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) invited to a panel discussion about Dieter Rams’ influence on the work of several prominent Bay Area designers. The panel consisted of Designers Yves Behar (Founder of Fuseproject), Michael DiTullo...

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