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Prototypa London

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As part of Design Frontiers held at Somerset House during London Design Festival 18-24th of September, Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love is hosting Prototypa, a seven-day series of talks, workshops and exhibitions in collaboration with Swedish Design Moves, The Grand Award of Design, Formex Nova, Visit Sweden and the Swedish Embassy London.

Acting as a forum for physical ideations—as opposed to finished products—Prototypa is an articulation of where design is heading, involving chance, accidents and intuition as well as, quality control, systems and methods of future advancement.

The clash between the craft and machine become a central theme, as the works on display illustrate a significant shift towards an almost artful intersection.

On Monday the 18th, Swedish consumer electronics company Teenage Engineering, will exhibit and talk about the development of the next generation, OP-Z, the most heavily prototyped synthesizer the company has ever made, scheduled to launch in January 2018.

On Tuesday the 19th, Swedish design studio Veryday will host a workshop, exploring the journey from design objects to design services through prototyping—a participatory exercise in imagination, discussing the parameters of designing as an experience.

On Wednesday the 20th, Swedish watch brand TID Watches will exhibit ‘exploring matter’, a new prototyping method, there, to challenge the conventional watch market. Discover ‘gutfeeling-materials’, acting as proof points for the ability to place a width of future materials around your wrist.

On Thursday the 21st, Shift Design & Strategy will discuss the persistence behind a twelve-year long prototyping session resulting in the handheld ACX Power Ascender Lift, winner of this year’s Grand Award of Design in Sweden.

On Friday the 22nd, students from Beckmans College of Design will share outcomes of a prototyping brief on ‘designing away from the desk’. Bringing the ‘prototyping kit’— future off-site ideation unpacked—shedding light on the relationship and potential proximity between designers and industry.

On Saturday the 23rd, we travel behind the scene and on to the factory floor at Swedish design manufacturers, Bolon. We learn about being creatively-led in a conventional industry and how to best prototype new materials in a circular economy.

On Sunday the 24th, this year Formex Nova winner Qian Jiang from Studio Dejawu will exchange his thoughts on prototyping as a form of translation, a mental space, that has the potential to inform material choices and techniques as an adequate stitching of east and west.

About Prototypa

Prototypa is a travelling collaborative forum founded in 2017. With exhibitions, talks and workshops held in Stockholm and Milan during the spring, the platform evolves with a new, extensive program in London. Previous participants include; Industrial designer Shane Schneck and founder of Office for Design, Augustin Scott de Martinville and Elric Petit from Swiss design studio BIG-GAME, Kristofer Hansén, Head of Design at Scania trucks, Sara Sjöbeck and Tina Eklund, design graduates from Beckmans College of Design, Jonas Edbland and Helena Toresson from Wingårdhs Architects and industrial designer Clara von Zweigbergk.

Time & Location

Mon, 18 Sep 2017, 11:00

Sun, 24 Sep 2017, 20:00 BST

Somerset House, WCR2 London

Partners

Stora Designpriset
Formex Nova
Swedish Design Moves
Visit Sweden
Embassy of Sweden

 

Material sponsors

Xanita
Gabriel
Adventure Branding

 

Website

prototypa.se

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Prototypa London

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TID – No. 3

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TID – Canvas – 001

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Prototypa – Milan Design Week 2017

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Swedish Design Moves

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BAUX – Patterns

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IKEA – Kungsbacka

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+Halle Nest Collection

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IKEA – Museum

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ateljé Lyktan – Ogle Mini

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The I-X Book

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Nest Collection

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Greenhouse 2016

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The I-X Exhibition

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BAUX – Pixel

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Hem – Koti

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Spritmuseum – Ölbryggan

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TID – Display Blocks

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TID – No. 2

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IKEA – Janinge

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TID – Leather Wristbands

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LaCividina – Join

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BAUX – Acoustic Panels

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Svedbergs – Forsa Collection

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Spritmuseum – Beer Exhibition

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Absolut – Atelier

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MENU – Cage Collection

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Visit Swede – In Real Life

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Plust – Fura

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Mr Perswall – Temperature Wallpaper

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BAUX – Tiles

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Paper Collective – 1:1 Series

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Hem – Levels

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Hem – Bento Collection

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PUB – Green Heroes Exhibition

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SB Seating – Noor

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Design House Stockholm – Work Lamp

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Cosentino – Slab Vases

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Muuto – Unfold

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JOV – Hidden Stockholm

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Gottsunda – Warm Bench

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Cappellini – Lace Metal Lamp

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Form Us With Friends 2012

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Bolon – Botanic

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BAUX – Träullit Decor – Hexagon

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ateljé Lyktan – Study Hood

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ateljé Lyktan – Plug Lamp

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ateljé Lyktan – Ogle

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Design House Stockholm – Form Pentant

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ateljé Lyktan – Hood

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TID – No. 1

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Mitab – Rodeo

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Mitab – Piccolo

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Form Us With Friends 2011

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Bolon – Artisan

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DePadova – Keel

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JUVV – Prosthesis

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Westal – Facet

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Voice – Swell

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Nordiska Museum – Dandy

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Muuto – Match

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Mitab – Lobby

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Mitab – Hilo

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Form Us With Love – Milan Oasis

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Form Us With Love Market

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Form Us With Friends 2010

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Abstracta – Plaid

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FontanaArte – Yupik

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Design House Stockholm – Cord Lamp

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Mitab – Highway

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Mitab – Button

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Form Us With Love – Milan Midnight Dinner

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Form Us With Love – Mekano

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Form Us With Love – B.I.O.

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