Welcome to LaFutura 2013

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Building the future industry
You are welcome to register to this international co-working unconference now! Go to www.lafutura2013.com for more information.

LaFutura is a network and an annual gathering of futurists, innovators and trendspotters from all over the world. On November 11th 2013 the fourth edition of LaFutura will take place in Amsterdam. The goal of this meeting is to map the business of trend research and future insights. The outcome of LaFutura 2013 will be a framework of the future industry of today and a road map to the future industry of tomorrow.

LaFutura 2013 will be a co-working unconference. People from all disciplines working with trends and the future are invited, from trend researchers to scenario planners and from concept developers to innovation managers. There will be no celebrity keynote speakers and no impressive slideshows and presentations. Participants will bring in their expertise and knowledge and share insights and ideas in a dynamic format.

2013 is a year in which the city of Amsterdam celebrates its great history and at the same time builds on the future. The event will take place at inspiring and dynamic locations. Both international and local, chic and rough, historic and futuristic, to accommodate the diversity of the industry and encourage international co-operation in the future. Join us at www.lafutura2013.com and spread the word #lafutura2013.
Erica Bol, Djenny Brugmans, Siang-Lan Go, Monica Kiezebrink and Hilde Roothart


The MOOD is wood

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Trend and design concepts
It may sound contradictory, but tradition can be a great source of inspiration for innovation. As a countertrend for globalization, the focus is on local traditions, crafts and products. While we are on our way to a sustainable future, our local identity and cultural heritage meet with cradle to cradle and the circular economy.
Hilde Roothart
MOOD Concepts is a publication on trends and design concepts concerning colour, material and shape.
More information about this publication. Pre-order now.


The MOOD is orange

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Trend and design concepts
Now the economy has left us with empty hands the focus is more on the forces of nature. We can live in a world without money, but not in a world without water and oxygen. The natural and the scientific or the technical can be opposites. But in design, they can work well together for the greater good.
Hilde Roothart
MOOD Concepts is a publication on trends and design concepts concerning colour, material and shape.
More information about this publication. Pre-order now.


Introducing MOOD Concepts

Change of era
This timeframe is not an era of change but a change of era, as social geographer Herman Verhagen stated. The impact of this insight is enormous, because we have to rethink and recreate not just products, projects and services as usual. We will have to redefine the way we work, the way we are organized, the way our welfare state is functioning. In fact, our whole system of producing and consuming has to be reinvented. But the good news is, we don’t have to do this all by ourselves and all at once. We can start with the things and the processes that are important to us and that we are familiar with. Our first step into the direction of a better future is to rethink and redefine the basic ingredients of the design process: colour, material and shape. In fact, the basic ingredients for creation itself.

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MOOD Concepts is a publication on trends and design concepts concerning colour, material and shape by trend studio Trendslator.
• At the beginning of a new era insights in trends and inspiration for concepts are the key to a better future.
• Concepting as a means for creation and innovation has outgrown product development. It is a powerful tool for companies to stay focused and be innovative at the same time.
• This publication provides designers, innovators and creators with the tools to translate trends and ideas into concepts.
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