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October 16, 2017

Opening Ceremony and Montreal Design Declaration, Unveiled

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On October 16th, 2017, at 2 p.m.  The World Design Summit will begin at last, and you are invited to its big kick-off. Schedule 2:00pm to 5:00pm Keynote Speakers 5:00pm to 6:00pm Partners & Dignitaries Speeches Disclosure of the Montreal Design Declaration 6:30pm Official Cocktail of the Montreal Design Declaration At the WDS’s opening ceremony, […]

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October 11, 2017

Indigenize Montreal

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Montreal was founded on an unceded Indigenous territory. Currently, there are more than 25,000 Indigenous people from different nations living in Montréal. Unlike other cities in the world, indigenous culture is absent from the built environment of this future metropolis of reconciliation. In collaboration with the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, Indigenize […]

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October 5, 2017

Austin Kelly and Nicole Roesler: Rediscover your Bathroom Space.

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Rediscover your Bathroom Space: AXENT Switzerland

Historically, we have come to accept that a toilet’s bulky water tank design is an inevitable part of our bathroom space. Some alternative options to solve this design problem has either been to complex or to expensive to maintain. We at AXENT Switzerland asked ourselves: Why shouldn’t there be a tankless toilet that has all […]

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October 2, 2017

Moshe Safdie, World Designer

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Habitat 67 in Montreal

Few architects are most identified with their earliest work. But few young practitioners display such a strong vision early on as Moshe Safdie, who turned his McGill thesis into the iconic Habitat 67. The modular housing complex, which debuted at Expo 67 for Canada’s centenary, didn’t just put Mr. Safdie on the world stage, it […]

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September 22, 2017

Always at the forefront of its field, TREKFIT innovates once again!

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The Expo of the World Design Summit – Montréal 2017 is an incredible platform where companies, organizations and projects will showcase their latest design innovations.Make sure to visit Trekfit and its Bamboo Jungle, from its Obstacle Challenge line. Unlike traditional exercises, the obstacle series engages several muscles simultaneously and requires a mix of strength, coordination […]

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September 18, 2017

It’s official: The WDS is welcoming more than 600 speakers!

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We’re proud to announce that more than 600 speakers have registered to present at the Congress of the World Design Summit. After three rounds of submissions and rigorous review by the Congress’s Scientific and Professional Committee, we are building a program of innovative practitioners, academics, and policymakers from across design disciplines. Over three days, design leaders will break […]

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September 15, 2017

Jean Blaise: Lighting the Way in Nantes

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Jean Blaise: Lighting the Way in Nantes   Jean Blaise has been an actor in cultural development for over 30 years. His main stage is Nantes, where he has found freedom to experiment and invent new projects, but he has also been active elsewhere. In 2011, he widened the scope of his work to include […]

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September 14, 2017

Keynote: Carlotta de Bevilacqua, the art of the Human Light

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“We need to have the passion of discovering…open the door, push the boundaries…don’t be afraid to loose something – if you give, you improve”. Architect, designer and overall humanist, Carlotta de Bevilacqua has been leading the way in contemporary lighting since the 1980’s. Responsible for the Brand Strategy, Vision & Strategic Futures and Product Design […]

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September 11, 2017

The designers from CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL will be part of the World Design Summit, October 17-20, in Montréal

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The World Design Summit is proud to be hosting the City of Montréal’s Bureau du Design initiative CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in October. Some 50 Montréal designers from the CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL 2016-2017 catalogue will be among the 4,500 industry professionals taking part in the World Design Summit Expo. They will be […]

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September 6, 2017

The Measure of a Space – Oct. 18, 1pm – Presented by Teknion

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The Measure of a Space – Oct. 18, 1pm – Presented by Teknion   Historically, there have been various ways to measure how well the design of an interior space “works.” In a volatile economy, the metric may be the ability to fit as many people and desks into as little real estate as possible. […]

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