JUNE 2 2017 - OKTOBER 22 2017
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON DESIGN
BEYOND ICONS celebrates the 50th anniversary of Design School Kolding by looking past the familiar design icons and focusing on the human factor of design, on the experiences, emotions and attitudes of the designers as well as the users.
We present the graduation projects of the new designers alongside 50 users’ perspectives on design. Each of the 50 users have suggested a specific design that has had an impact on their own private or professional life.
The many voices of the exhibition tell us that design can indeed push technological and psychological boundaries, make everyday life easier, create meaning, hold emotions and memories, get under your skin and even below the belt, ask questions – and point to the future.
We hope that you will experience how design is able to trigger dialogue and initiate actions. Perhaps you will also encounter designs that have become so much part of daily life that we had forgotten about them entirely.