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Presented By project fusion

Project Fusion: Anton Willis Creates Oru Kayak

Anton Willis grew up with easy access to rivers, lakes and the ocean as well as ample space to store a kayak. Following a move to a smaller San Francisco apartment in 2008, Willis’ fiberglass kayak was forced into storage. After reading an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, he was inspired to sketch ideas for a foldable kayak that would be easy to store and transport. Today, he is the designer of the world’s first foldable kayak, Oru Kayak.

Project Fusion: Anton Willis Creates Oru Kayak
Presented By destination design

SLIDESHOW – Designed for Next Gen Travelers

Aloft Hotels is designed for individuals with a “Gen-Y mindset.” This next gen traveler is an early adopter of anything from the newest iPad to the newest photo app. They want to stay connected on the road – they toyed with MySpace, migrated to Facebook, embraced Twitter and Instagram and are now on to testing out the next big thing. Aloft embraces the lens of this savvy traveler when thinking about design, tech amenities, music programming, and more.

SLIDESHOW – Designed for Next Gen Travelers
Presented By destination design

SLIDESHOW – Global Growth

Aloft Hotels underwent the fastest global launch of a hotel brand to date and continues to expand into key urban and emerging markets. With more than 75 hotels in 13 countries, Aloft has changed the hotel landscape from Baltimore to Beijing to Bogota to Brussels – and everywhere in between. In 2013 the brand will expand over four continents and 14 countries offering “Different. By Design.” destinations for the global traveler all around the world.

SLIDESHOW – Global Growth
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Innovation By Design

50 Designers Shaping The Future: Part 1

The future is being designed. That is one funny idea. But that’s precisely what the 50 designers, educators, and exec­utives in this year’s Co.Design 50 are doing. The Co.Design editors have chosen a group of people who are pushing the boundaries of their discipline into promising new directions. They are experimenting with new ideas about business, sustainability, and usability. Some work with brands that are familiar today; others, we expect, will become household names in the future. Significantly, they’re all masterful collaborators.

50 Designers Shaping The Future: Part 1
Innovation By Design

50 Designers Shaping The Future: Part 2

The future is being designed. That is one funny idea. But that’s precisely what the 50 designers, educators, and exec­utives in this year’s Co.Design 50 are doing. The Co.Design editors have chosen a group of people who are pushing the boundaries of their discipline into promising new directions. They are experimenting with new ideas about business, sustainability, and usability. Some work with brands that are familiar today; others, we expect, will become household names in the future. Significantly, they’re all masterful collaborators.

50 Designers Shaping The Future: Part 2
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