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This year’s DS Theme, Collaborate, will be explored through panel discussions, live interviews, and lectures. Cecilie Tyri Holt is the moderator for DS Talks 2023.

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    Erwan Bouroullec, Designer The French brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec have been working together since 1998. They have been designing projects in many different fields for companies such as Vitra, Hay, Samsung, Flos, Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Established and Sons, etc. Numerous pieces can be found in institutions, such as MoMA New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris. The brothers have received numerous awards.

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    Alfredo Häberli, Designer Alfredo is Swiss Argentinian product designer based in Zürich. Alfredo opened his own studio in 1991 “Alfredo Häberli Design Development” and describes himself as a blend of Swiss precision and Latin American emotionality. He still releases visions for brands such as Iittala, Baufritz, Rado or Andreu World with the same level of passion, discipline and élan as from day one. Alfredo Häberli's work and designs have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and he has received many international awards for his work.

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    Jay Gort, Architecht Jay co-founded Gort Scott in 2007. He is passionate about the role of design across different scales and typologies. He places great value on the quality of experience of spatial sequences and materials in the context of surrounding landscapes and cityscapes. He also manages new business and relationships, as well as overseeing major building projects. Jay is also a member of the jury in the DS Award Best Interior.

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    Helena Sandman, Architecht Helena is motivated by a desire to create sustainable and harmonious spaces and environments that cater to the needs of their users. Aside from running her one-person architecture firm, Helena is a founding member of Ukumbi NGO and the Finnish Chapter of Architects Without Borders. Additionally, she serves as a partner in Leapfrog Projects and Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. Hollmén Reuter Sandman’s work has received multiple awards. Helena is also a member of the jury in the DS Award Best Interior.


    Christophe Guberan, Designer Christophe Guberan is a product designer based in Switzerland. His work is the fruit of material testing and observations. He has worked and produced objects for several leading companies such as Nestlé, Alessi, USM, Steelcase and Google. In 2004 Christophe moved to Boston where he started a collaboration with MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Cecilie Tyri Holt, Moderator Cecilie Tyri Holt is an educated art historian and also holds practical education within the field of art. She has worked as both an art journalist, critic, editor, and author of various art books for nearly 20 years. In 2017, she also initiated Norway's first podcast about art, "Kunstpodden." Cecilie's role during Designers' Saturday will be as a moderator, journalist, conversational partner and facilitator for DS Talks.