A Meeting of Minds

SINCE TEKNION PUBLISHED “DESIGN DOES MATTER” OVER A DECADE AGO, WE HAVE CONTINUED TO EXPLORE AND EMBRACE ADVANCED DESIGN THINKING. THE NEW ESSAYS THAT COMPRISE THIS ANTHOLOGY ARE DRAWN FROM A GROUP OF ACCOMPLISHED DESIGNERS AND WRITERS, EACH OF WHOM IS ARTICULATE, THOUGHTFUL AND INFORMED.



Collin Burry, design director and principal, Gensler, considers how design influences behaviour, referencing the transformation of terminal 2 at SFO and his work with Pixar and Apple. Primo Orphilla dives into the subject of “Smart Rooms” and the future of design. As a principal of Studio D+A, Primo is recognized for his work with Uber, Cisco and Nike

Sally Augustin, PhD, is an environmental/design psychologist who offers a witty and astute essay entitled: “Humans: Species Profile.” Sally examines human behavior at work, drawing from science-based insights.

Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, who lead a London-based practice, engage in a dialog about “physical and emotional ergonomics” as it applies to the workspace and the duo’s Zones collection. Distinguished textile designer Suzanne Tick contributes “It’s a Material World,” an essay that addresses textile design in terms of art, architecture and technology.

Multi-disciplinary designer Michael Vanderbyl, an influential member of the A&D industry for over four decades, contributes “The Kids are Alright,” a fresh look at the millennial generation.Penny Benda, a writer who works with clients in the A&D community, contemplates a personal experience of interior space. Celebrated interior architect, Lauren Rottet, reveals what offices are learning from hotels.

We add all of these names to our distinguished “Design Does Matter” authors, a list that includes Frank Gehry, Art Gensler, Charles Moore, Norma Kamali and David Suzuki among many others. We hope you find these essays enjoyable and valuable. 

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