Press Release November 2016. STEELCASE. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SOCIETY CALLS FOR A NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE
The 8th Global Drucker Forum, held 17th to 18th November in Vienna, focused on “Moving beyond a society of employees to an entrepreneurial society.” At the conference attended by global leaders, Sara Armbruster, Vice President, Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation for Steelcase, discussed the challenges of traditional hierarchy-based management practices in a business world that demands agility, creativity, innovation and growth. In her talk, “Leaders and Leadership Spaces in a Volatile World,” Armbruster noted the business landscape is more global, mobile and interconnected than ever before, and insisted the way leaders interact with each other, with their customers and with their employees must evolve as well. “The traditional hierarchy-based management practices that worked for past generations of leaders simply aren’t sufficient,” emphasizes Armbruster.
Press Release May 2016. WHO’S PERFECT: Design Your Life!
After our this year’s trendscouting at the leading international design fairs we have realized that the main trend has been the individualization of styles with the aim of “Design your Life”! The new creations in furniture and accessories are influenced by graphic design and art which resulted in new shapes and extrovert designs.
Press Release April 2016. WHO’S PERFECT offers Germany’s first -1% Negativ-Interest-Rate Financing
Press Release February, 2016. NEXTGEN Collection SPHERE receives German Design Award 2016
Nachtmann’s SPHERE glass series has been awarded a German Design Award at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, the most important international consumer goods fair. The series was awarded within the “Special Mention” category, and is not the first win for the range. SPHERE was bestowed a Red Dot Design Award in 2015, and the Bayerischer Staatspreis in 2014, for its excellent design. The SPHERE series was a result of the 2013 program, held in cooperation with Prague’s renowned Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design. The winning designer, Roman Kvita, created a product that expertly toys with light and creates fascinating refraction. Including tumblers, plates, bowls, vases, and votives, the series’ repetitive spherical shapes emphasize the beauty of geometry in three dimensions. “I let myself be inspired by the plainest geometrical shape there is – the sphere,” explains Roman Kvita. “I’m fascinated by the spectacular refractions, caused by the round shapes.” His adept use of light to complement the design adds a timeless quality to the series.
Press Release February, 2016. Nachtmann NEXTGEN Products presented at Ambiente 2016
During the Ambiente 2016 Nachtmann has been presenting its new collections SHU FA and Jin YU which have been designed during the Nachtmann NextGen competition with the CAFA, Academy of Fine Arts Beijing in China. “With each NEXTGEN competition, the challenge is the cultural aspect of a particular country and that is also precisely what we are looking for. We are especially interested in the interpretation of specific cultural aspects and questions that set the products apart, such as: what is the significance of the cultural background in the product design and how does this manifest itself in the features of the products that will then be sold by Nachtmann all over the world?” explained Stefanie Kubanek, Designer and jury member in the Nachtmann NEXTGEN design competition. The next design competition will take place in a major European city. The 2016 Nachtmann NextGen competition will take place in in London with the University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins (UAL).
Press Release September, 2015. NACHTMANN NEXTGEN design competitions – vibrant cities with curious, creative minds
Under the motto “Vibrant cities with curious, creative minds and an appetite for ideas”, Nachtmann, a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware, regularly organises its NEXTGEN design competitions at design schools around the world. Young, urban, creative – these are the young designers responsible for new trends and momentum. “That’s why we are permanently on the look out for the next generation of talented glassware designers. This is the mission that drives us in our own design studios, as well as in leading art schools around the world. So far, we have tapped into young design talent in Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Prague and now also in Beijing. The results have been extremely successfully, both creatively and commercially. By fusing cutting- edge ideas with traditional craft skills, we are creating the next generation of modern glass classics,” said Richard Voit, Managing Director of the Nachtmann GmbH and member of the jury for the Nachtmann NEXTGEN design competition.
Press Release 13th April 2015. ad:acta – the success story of a ring binder
The design idea of ad:acta impresses with an emphasized discreet statement of the classical understatment. Old ring binders – allegedly obsolete – are being resurrected in the service of order and begin a new life as a designer bag. In this fast pacing , with novelties overflooded world, it is a rarity to find serenity in the classical and simple values. The old ringbinder brings structure into the every day life and is currently experiencing its revival as a briefcase „Dienstweg,“ „Diplomat“ and „Assistent“ created by the designers Tobias Förtsch and Carsten Fichtel.
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