100% Design Talks – Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen and John Hitchcox ⇒ 100% Design is one of the biggest design destinations, and one of the highlights of this year’s edition was the 100% Design Talks, which had exceptional hosts even more incredible speakers, such as Marcell Wanders, John Hitchcox and Kelly Hoppen. Decor and Style brings you a glimpse of what went on at this amazing talk.
This 100% Desing Talk, chaired by Dezeen‘s Editor in Chief – Marcus Fairs – counted with the presence of no more then some design giants such as YOO creative directors – Kelly Hoppen and Marcel Wanders with the YOO chairman John Hitchcox.
Kelly Hoppen told all about what being a designer is. Inspired by her grandparents that lived in Africa, for her the ambience and the livelihood are all that matters. The designer claims that her mission always as always been “Designing homes for people to live in.”. And that, for sure, is a great mission. She told the whole room that every day new steps are being taken and that accepting new challenges and having a sense of community has never been more important. Regarding YOO, the designer says that “We’re trying to create something extra special, for everyone.”
And that balance is key. The constantly evolving technology was one of the most talked points when it comes to bringing technology home, everything must be in balance. When speaking about design, a community in design and what makes a home, the interior designer as very strong opinions.
“[People] they love their home but they need to have a community to support them. People need to have a choice, body, mind and spirit.”
“People need their homes, their space. You make your house not only for yourself but for people to visit.” – Marcel Wanders
When it comes to having a sense of community, of home, technology is something to be thought of. And one of the most relevant questions was exactly that, what is the role of technology in the current and future homes? Marcel Wanders says that “Technology is going to become invisible, but always present.”