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15 Aug 2015

Dutch architect Winy Maas tops bill for 100% Design talks

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Talks with 100% Design

Expect another year of intellectually stimulating debate during this year’s talks programme. Speakers include former onoffice cover stars Ilse Crawford and Afroditi Krassa and groundbreaking Dutch architect Winy Maas.

He will be considering the use of colour within architecture; the practice he co-founded, MVRDV, has a long history of embracing colour, particularly in its recent Rotterdam market hall, which incorporates a huge mural printed on the inner roof of the arched building.

 

The full 100% Design talks schedule

 

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onoffice will be very much a part of events at this year’s show. Editor Helen Parton will be chairing a talk entitled The Sensory Workplace: Should the Office be More Like the Home? as part of the main talks programme at 3pm on Friday 25 September.

Speakers include a line-up of industry leading lights: Rohan Silva, co-founder of co-working space Second Home; Vitra’s head of home, Mirkku Kullberg; design consultant and curator Jane Withers; and Lisa White, head of lifestyle and interiors at trend forecasters WGSN.

Helen Parton will also be taking on chairing duties at a talk organised by 100% Design exhibitors Steelcase, as part of a full schedule of events on their stand (W550). Taking place at 4pm on Thursday 24 September, the discussion will consider to what extent there has been a shift from the concept of open-plan working to promote key behaviours and employee wellbeing.

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