March 22, 2018.
At Design Republic Commune’s annual event Festival of Design on 14-17 March in Shanghai, Wästberg’s CEO and founder, Magnus Wästberg, was invited to participate in a round table discussion. Moderator: Ricky Lau. Other participants: Chris Correll of Emeco, Luis De Oliveira of De La Espada, Oliver Holy of ClassiCon and Yuichiro Hori of Stellar Works. Amongst the issues discussed were: Breaking news from the design industry. How has the previously often symbiotic relationship between designers and manufacturers changed in recent years? What can be done as a brand to meet the millennial interest in design products, which goes beyond simply buying and selling? What should the ultimate design museum in China look like? Has the world reached Trade-Fair fatigue?