Second Lecture & Calender of SPD Design Talks 2011

• April 30, 2011

The first lecture was successfully held on 23 March 2011 by Sergio Menichelli \ Studio FM Milano. Here is the second schedule that will be held on

Wednesday, 4 May, 6.30 p.m.
Nicolas Bourquin \ Onlab

Nicolas Bourquin is founder and creative director of Onlab, a Swiss graphic design agency based in Berlin, Germany. Onlab works on commissioned, collaborative as well as self initiated design projects. The focus of the commissioned work lies in editorial design and visual communication projects. Some of the main projects of Onlab involved the visual identity of the city of Tramelan, the redesign of the Italian architecture magazine ”domus”, the design and conception of the German contribution to the architecture Biennale in Venice 2008.

Nicolas Bourquin was co-editor and designer of “Los, Dos and Tres Logos” and “Data Flow 1 + 2” (Gestalten). In 2003 he co-founded the independent publishing house ‘etc publications’.

spd 2nd talk Second Lecture & Calender of SPD Design Talks 2011

Second Lecture by Nicolas Bourquin Onlab, courtesy SPD

Beside this second upcoming talk, let’s go through the updated calender of Design Talks 2011, integrating the upcoming appointment with Italian designer Luca Nichetto.

Wednesday, 11 May, 6.30 p.m.
Luca Nichetto \ Nichetto&Partners

Nichetto&Partners deals with product design and design consultancy. The studio works for international companies such as Casamania, Established & Sons, Foscarini, Fratelli Guzzini, Moroso, Skitsch, Venini. Nichetto was awarded the Gran Design Award 2008, the Chicago Atheneum Good Design Award 2008, the IF Product Design Award 2008 and the EDIDA (Elle Decoration International Design Awards) 2009 as Designer of the Year in the Young Talent section.

Monday, 23 May, 6.30 p.m.
Oliver Reichenstein \ Information Architects

Owner and manager of Information Architects Inc., a structure established in 2005 and now acknowledged as one of the most important design agencies in the world. Information Architects conducts digital publishing projects, seeking clarity, accessibility and effectiveness. They are the authors of the famous Web Trend Map.

Wednesday, 8 June, 6.30 p.m.
Sam Baron

The activity of Sam Baron, independent designer and consultant, ranges from product design to interior design, and from art direction to curating exhibitions. Baron is the artistic director of the design sector of Fabrica. He has worked for customers such as Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Paris, Renault, De Beers worldwide, Benetton, Ligne Roset and Bosa Italy.

Wednesday, 15 June, 6.30 p.m.
Lizá Ramalho / R2

Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo founded the R2 studio in 1995 in Porto (Portugal). They work for numerous cultural organisations, contemporary artists and architects, handling identity, exhibition design and graphic installations. The studio has received many awards, including the 2010 Red Dot Award in the category of communication design.

SPD speakers Second Lecture & Calender of SPD Design Talks 2011

The speakers of SPD Design Talks 2011, courtesy SPD

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