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Renny Ramakers: podcast episode 7

Journalist Tracy Metz speaks with its director, Renny Ramakers, about Droog's ongoing quest to observe, question and reshape the world through research and design in the seventh instalment of Premsela's Pioneers of Industrial Culture interview series.


Angus Hyland: podcast episode 6

The British graphic designer Angus Hyland, a partner at Pentagram in London and the winner of more than 100 international awards, was our 6th guest in the Pioneers of Industrial Culture series. Gert Staal interviewed him on Thursday 15 September 2011 in Amsterdam. He talked about his education at the Royal College of Art in London, his early work and his work for graphic design studio Pentagram.


Konstantin Grcic: podcast episode 5

Leading product designer Konstantin Grcic appeared as our fifth guest in the Pioneers of Industrial Culture series. Gert Staal interviewed Grcic on stage at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum about the iconic value of his work, the use of technology in design, designing experimentally, and working with industry. Konstantin Grcic trained as a furniture maker and studied design at London’s Royal College of Art. Since founding Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich, he’s created furniture,...


Wim Crouwel: podcast episode 4

This fourth interview in the series continues the discussion at the Design Museum, London, with a conversation between Deyan Sudjic (Museum Director) and Wim Crouwel. The interview took place at the museum during Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey, the first retrospective exhibition of his work in the UK. Regarded as one of the leading designers of the twentieth century, Crouwel embraced a new modernity to produce typographic designs that captured the essence of the emerging computer and space...


Gijs Bakker: podcast episode 2

Tim Vermeulen interviews pioneering designer, educator and entrepreneur Gijs Bakker, the co-founder of Droog Design and founder of the jewellery brand Chi Ha Paura...?, about the importance of raising cultural awareness and the role of design education in industrial culture. Bakker talks about jewellery design and its relationship to his industrial practice, his role in design education in the Netherlands, and his culturally focused entrepreneurship. Vermeulen pays particular attention to...


Michele De Lucchi: podcast episode 1

Premsela is honoured to to open the series Pioneers of Industrial Culture with a man to whom design connoisseurs will need little introduction: the cultural innovator, political activist, artist, architect and designer Michele De Lucchi. In June 2010, the critic Gert Staal interviewed De Lucchi on stage about his ideas, products and way of working, both for clients and for his personal studio, Produzione Privata. There, he works with traditional craftspeople, creating furniture born of...