Join Luminaire and Vitra for two days of interactive sessions on the future of design, all streamed to your home. Over two days - Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 - the Vitra Summit will offer an opportunity for exchange with designers, architects, scientists and other experts from all over the world.
This year has radically changed our perception of space: we started avoiding places we share with strangers or any environment that could subject us to chance encounters. We were ordered to remain in our homes by governments worldwide. Companies were forced into the mass experiment of remote working. Our homes suddenly became a place in which to work, spend time with the family, learn, celebrate, grieve and more – all at the same time.
In line with Luminaire's guiding philosophy, Vitra believes surroundings continually shape our thoughts and feelings. Interior spaces can shift corporate cultures, lift spirits and impact the wellbeing of their inhabitants. Together, we invite you to reflect with us on how to future-proof environments - at home, in the office and on the go.
On the first day of the Vitra Summit, at 9:00am (EST), experience a session entitled Design Matters. Asking provocative questions on design and the state of design into the future, this session features a conversation with Christian Grosen Rasmussen, Chief Design Officer at Vitra, moderated by Jan Boelen, the Creative Director of Atelier Luma. Other participants will include industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, Faber Futures Founder Natsai Audrey Chieza, Princeton Professor Beatriz Colomina and freelance writer Kyle Chayka.
The following day, Friday at 9:00am (EST), the summit discusses themes around the remote world. We have come to expect a lot from our homes over the past months. As we retreated into these safe havens, they had to function as our office and school, playground and gym, restaurant and cinema. We will continue to spend more time at home: some level of remote working is here to stay, at least for the time being. Will our freedom to work remotely result in an urban exodus? In this part of the program we are investigating the new work-life balance and the impact of remote working on cities, companies and homes, with guests such as New-York-based curator and critic Beatrice Galilee, Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven Joseph Grima, architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri and others.
Join us for two days of interactive, digital exchange, with scientific findings, know-how and best practices related to the future of shared spaces.