Self-driving taxi boats for a flooded future and a tasting box with edible insects at UID21
Get a glimpse of tomorrow as the next generation of designers showcase their visionary grad projects. This year's degree show at Umeå Institute of Design offers up a unique collection of innovations - ranging from autonomous taxi boats in the year 2086, to a crisis device for producing your own electricity, to a culinary tasting box with edible insects.
Design Matters at Bildmuseet
Design Matters presents internationally established designers and design groups who challenge our expectations of consumer products, furniture and functions. Does our relationship to things change if the shoes we wear have been cultivated by us, or if the plate we eat from is a living organism? Can a cause of the climate catastrophe be transformed into something beautiful and worth preserving?
Opening at Bildmuseet: Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception
Creative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, Carl Johan De Geer has been working as an artist, designer, film-maker, photographer, stage designer, cultural journalist, musician and author since the early 1960s. However, he originally wanted to be a textile designer. "The Big Misconception" presents De Geer’s textile work, pattern sketches and photographs from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Umeå Institute of Design ranked first by Red Dot
For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design has retained the number one spot in the Red Dot Design Ranking. The prestigious ranking annually rates product design educations in the Americas & Europe.
Umeå Institute of Design ranked no 1 in the world – again
For the second year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design is listed number one on the two top ranking institutes for product design educations in the world – Red Dot and iF. Landing a world-leading position yet again opens up for new collaborations with global organisations and corporations, at the same time as it further lifts student recruitment.
Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?
Technological growth is moving at a fast rate. As it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments. When utilizing these technological systems in intense sporting activities, this competition for our focus can lead to problematic scenarios.
Charles and Ray Eames at Bildmuseet
Welcome to the press preview of the Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at Bildmuseet, on Friday 15 April at 10:00. Meet Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, and Lotte Johnson, Assistant Curator at Barbican Art Gallery.
Campanas / Woods at Bildmuseet
The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana is world famous for their colorful and experimental furniture influenced by traditional crafts. Taking inspiration from nature, they created a site-specific installation exclusively for Bildmuseet. Welcome to a press preview on Oct 30 at 10:00. Humberto Campana will provide an introduction to the exhibition which is Campanas’ first in Sweden.
Umeå Institute of Design tops world's most prestigious schools – ranked #1
The Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University was an overwhelming winner in the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). They were more successful than prestigious design schools in China, the US and UK, and demonstrated once again that they are among the world's best in industrial design education.
Umeå Institute of Design number one in prestigious ranking
Red dot institute has chosen Umeå Institute of Design as the best design education in Europe and the Americas. The prestigious ranking promotes design institutions in the frontline and is based on design awards won during the last five years.
A building made of bottles: Inflatable market hall winning idea in architecture competition
Rodrigo García Gonzales, student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, receives first prize in the European student competition in sustainable architecture, Gau:di. The winning concept is a market hall made of empty plastic bottles and paper. It will be constructed in full scale and presented at the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy on August 28.