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(Archive) Secrid Talent Podium

Supporting the next generation of sustainable product makers

This project was part of DDW 2022

In this exhibition, Secrid gives the stage to eleven promising designers. Secrid and Dutch Design Foundation are working here together to support designers with a sustainable and holistic approach to product design.

Industrial Evolution

The way in which products are made and used is ready for drastic change. Since the Industrial Revolution and the relocation of factories to low-wage countries, the mass-production of low-cost goods with a short lifespan has become the norm. We now know that the consequences of this are disastrous: the negative impact of our production and consumer behaviour is destroying nature, the Earth and ourselves.
Industry cannot be stopped, but it can be changed. It is time for a transition to Industrial Evolution. The basic principle is simple: every new product must be better than in previous generations. An industry that contributes to a balanced planet and a sustainable society. Designers play a crucial role in this.

Supporting talent

Secrid Talent Podium shines a spotlight on eleven promising product designers who are dedicated to bringing about evolution in the industry, each from their own field and area of expertise. Each of them is supported with a cash amount of €7,777.77 which is a reference to Secrid’s seven approaches to holistic design. The designers also have access to professional coaching. The selection consists of:

Studio Merle Bergers
Simon Dogger
Don Yaw Kwaning
Studio Viverdie
Living Light
Mapu Speakers (winner of What Design Can Do Challenge 2021)

Secrid also uses this podium to learn from and look for new design talents. Join us during one of our upcoming events or contact us:

Are you a designer with a passion for sustainability, looking for inspiration, network, and support? Then we want to meet you. Join our LIVE Talk on October 28th: Secrid Talent Podium LIVE.
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Secrid is also global partner of the ‘Make It Circular Challenge’, a design competition of What Design Can Do. You are invited to submit your idea or product innovation.