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2018 Keynote Speakers.

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Karim Rashid

Sunday, September 23 | Caesarstone Stage

Industrial designer and prolific visionary Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject.


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2017 Keynote Speakers.

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Jaime Hayon

Friday, September 29 | Caesarstone Stage

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. Jaime Hayon’s designs created a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decor and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. Jaime’s wide client base spans diverse functions and mediums, including domestic furniture, lighting fixtures, as well as interiors for leading hotels, restaurants and retail establishments worldwide. TIME Magazine and Wallpaper Magazine have included Hayon as one of the most relevant creators of our times.

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Matteo Cibic

Friday, September 29 | Caesarstone Stage

Matteo Cibic  is an Italian designer and creative director. He is known for his objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic and joyful shapes. He works indiscriminately with industrial processes and small artisans, for luxury brands, collectors and hi-tech companies. His most known projects are the Domsai terrariums, 10A clothing range and the Tim Towers in Rome. His works are displayed in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide.

Camille Walala

Saturday, September 30 | Caesarstone Stage

Beginning her career as a textile designer, Camille Walala specialises in transforming spaces with a vibrant blend of colour and pattern. Seen in venues and adorning buildings across London, Sydney, New York and beyond, her designs are instantly recognisable, explode with energy and are engineered to evoke a smile in anyone who sees them. Camille is influenced by the work of the Memphis Group, South Africa’s Ndebele tribe and op-art pioneer Victor Vasarely, but her gleefully asymmetric patterns and eye-popping approach to colour are entirely her own. Soon, we’ll all be living in Walaland – and a good thing too: it’s a happy place.

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Kate Arends

Sunday, October 1 | Caesarstone Stage

A St. Paul-based creative and multichannel marketing consultant with extensive experience in the design industry, Kate Arends wears many hats: blogger, product developer, branding consultant, and designer. In 2009, she founded Wit & Delight, a lifestyle blog that has garnered a tight-knit following with an edited yet approachable point of view on decor, fashion, and entertaining. In addition to running Wit & Delight, Kate creates award-winning strategic design, marketing, and product solutions for nationally renowned brands including Target, 3M, Fossil, and Red Wing Heritage.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Friday, September 21, 2018
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