sharing design knowledge

Designboost envisions a holistic approach as a condition for sustainable design. To fulfil this vision we believe in upgrading design competence and boosting competitiveness by knowledge sharing. Our four inter-related platforms: BoostEvent, BoostMedia, BoostResource and BoostConcept can be further explored in our periodical table of design knowledge.




At DesignBoost - New York City, a renowned international crowd of professionals, Boosters, meet to upgrade through our integrated and consistent formats: BoostChat (workshop) and BoostTalk (lecture). The theme is "Design Beyond Design".

DesignBoost - New York City is a collaboration between Designboost , Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Material ConneXion, Consulate General of Sweden in New York and Prime PR




June 15


BoostChat (workshops). Only pre-registration (see below).



June 16


BoostTalk (lectures on the theme Design Beyond Design). The speakers include Bruce Nussbaum, Andrea Ruggiero, Todd Bracher, Harry Allen, Aaron Dignan, Philip Tiongson, Susannah Drake, Bill Moggridge, David Gresham, Ellen Lupton and Anna Rabinowicz among others. Only pre-registration (see below).


The BoostTalk will be live streamed at the following URL:


The world

Sweden, Germany and France




The following Boosters are interacting at DesignBoost - New York City.

Brian Guze, Director of Store Design East, Starbucks
Linda Tischler, Senior Editor, Fast Company
Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director, Metropolis Magazine
Jean Marc Tang, Head of design, Virgins Hotels
Laurenz Schaffer, President BMW, Design Works USA
Bruce Nussbaum, journalist
Bill Moggridge, Director, Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Michele Nidoy, Orrefors Kosta Boda
Natalie Gardne, Orrefors Kosta Boda
Richard Feigin, Mobiento
Avani Agarwal, Polarn o. Pyret
Eileen Bosco, Polarn o. Pyret
Jonas Hellman, United Minds
Jonathan Luks, Mackmyra
Fredrik Andersson, Prime PR
Allan Chochinov, Founder, Core 77
Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder Swiss-Miss
Ivar Draganja, Director of Commercial and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Sweden in New York
Niklas Arnegren, Consulate General of Sweden in New York
Eva Bergquist, Cultural affairs attache
David Dangoor, Swedish General Consul
David Gresham,VP, Business Development, Material Connexion
Sarah Natkins, Dir. Marketing & Comm, Material ConneXion
Maider Irastorza, Director of Consulting, Material ConneXion
Dr. Andrew Dent, VP, Library & Materials Research, Material ConneXion
Aaron Dignan, CEO, Undercurrent
Phillip Tiongson, Principal, Potion
Susannah Drake, Principal, dland studio
Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Anna Rabinowicz, Associate Professor, Product Design, Parsons the New School for Design
Jamer Hunt, Director, Graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design Parsons The New School for Design
Avinash Rajagopel, Editor Metropolis magazine
Brad Lacey, Creative Director, Converse
Vili Petrova, Color and Trend, Converse
Lydia Hummel, Design Ops, Converse
Chris Synder, Material Design, Converse
Jake Barton, Principal, Local projects
Carla Diana, Senior designer, Smart design
Deb Johnson, Director, PALSS: Pratt Institute
Ayse Birsel, Partner, Birsel+Seck
Hazel Clark, Dean, School of Art and Design History and Theory
Davin Stowell, Partner, Smart design
Patricia Mears, Deputy Curator , FIT Museum
Tanya Melendez, Curator of Education
Daniella Ohad Smith, Design educator
Sarah Scaturro, Textile conservator, Cooper-Hewitt
Barry Richards, Principal, Rockwell Group
Tucker Veimeister, Rockwell Group
Harry Allen, designer
Todd Bracher, designer
Andrea Ruggiero, designer
Efva Attling, designer
Lea Kumpalainen, IKEA
Clara Guasch, IKEA
Fredrik Carlström, CEO/Executive creative director, Greatworks
Julie Taraska, journalist, editorial consultant, and cofounder of Product Placement design series
Seth Indigo Carnes, artist
Brad Dixon, creative
Judith Gura, Professor, Design History and Theory, New York School of Interior Design
Luke Stoffel, Hyper Island
Angela Yeh, Founder, Yeh Ideology
Karen Joh, Culture & Commerce
Chris Streng, STRENG New York




DesignBoost - New York City takes place at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan along Museum Mile at 91st Street and Fifth Avenue in NYC (New York City).




Participation fee is USD 1500. All activities plus lunches and dinners both days included in fee. Register by sending your details to info(at)designboost(dot)se