As always the tech year kicks off with bells and whistles at CES in Las Vegas. And as always we are in town to keep on top of emerging trends, nurture existing and create new partnerships and of course, see some of the products we have been working on last year revealed to the public for the first time.
Skywalker is the latest collaboration between Fagerhult and leading Innovations Consultants Above, a show stopper at its pre-launch during the Light and Building Fair and now a Red Dot Product Design winner.
Above collaborated with Husqvarna/Gardena and Umeå Institute of Design to envision the future of Urban Nature. 11 students worked for 10 weeks on 7 projects that showed a bright outlook on what a greener world could look like.
Since early summer the studios in Malmö and Stockholm have grown with some fantastic team members. A big warm welcome to Emmanuelle Choteau, Steinar Danielsen, Besar Jashanica, Alicia Hatt, Viktor Gustafsson, Mårten Lundberg, Zhi Wang, Aycan Elijah Yilmaz, Johan Liljegren, Stina Leghammar, Mårten Sahlén, Felix Heibeck, Tobias Coorleder, Linus Lindvall, Ahmet Yildirim, Lu Zheng, Lary Alaouchiche, James Jacobsson and Daniel Skagmo.
We’ve all heard of several services that let you share products that you already own or lend your time to others via a peer-to-peer services. But how about all those new products that are being built every day? Everything that you buy, only to use for a couple of months and then throw away? All the fitness trackers that you bought — with the hope to change the course of your life? How about that compact digital camera your aunt bought you 4 Christmases ago? Read the whole article by Johanna Tunlid & Bilgi Karan regarding Sustainability & the circular economy.
We believe that strategy, design and technology make a beautiful combination. To prove it, we invited some dear friends to talk about the latest & greatest on topics that are very close to our hearts. The result was our first Above Fusion event.
Today we proudly announce the merge of renowned design agency HOWL and the technology powerhouse Frankly, forming a new full stack, innovation agency named Above.This is a major leap in our long and established partnership but also a crucial formation to keep ahead of the game, move fast and create positive impact for our clients globally.
We are glad to announce we gathered not only one but five awards this year. For the Flir Ex75-95 we even got the most desirable price, Best of the Best. Best of the Best is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This prize is reserved for the best products in a category.