The inaugural GREAT Festival of Creativity took place in Istanbul in May. We'll be visiting Hong Kong in November, followed by Shanghai in 2015.
The GREAT Festivals celebrate contemporary design in all its aspects. Integral to business growth, design has the capacity to create social and economic change in a way that is truly borderless.
There is beauty when something works and it works intuitively.
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby's Tip Ton defines a whole new chair typology: the solid plastic chair with forward-tilt action. Its name refers to the dual sitting positions provided by the chair – from a normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted forward a few degrees where the chair then stays in place.
We like mutating classic, traditional knitwear designs or techniques so the Knit Monster Scare Isle comes to mind.
It's in the fashion industry that creativity is instantly translated into economic growth. Fashion is a fast-moving business, reacting to global trends and constantly re-shaping the global economy.
Stop making sense. Logic is predictable. Think differently.
Innovation and investment are closely related; creativity can be taught and it can be acquired, the passion of the inventor, the daring of the artist and the ingenuity of the designer are all illuminated by their innate creativity.
Take your own bold approach. If you do you will be rewarded with success.
Or calamitous failure. That can happen too.
High luxury accessories, exquisitely crafted objets d’art and unique sculptural products.
To see the world of luxury products as being concerned only with price tags and surface presentation is to forget that what lies behind much of what we consider luxurious.
Forget luxury; as a great company you have to keep evolving.
Creative technologies are impacting on every conceivable aspect of our daily lives. The GREAT Festivals of Creativity demonstrate how the digital revolution is constantly re-shaping our relationship with the wider world.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.
Developing your idea into a viable product or service is a critical part of any business growth strategy.
Education’s role in the creative revolution cannot be underestimated. The foundation it builds allows the roots of creativity to grow. Education shapes the perspectives, values and skills of each emerging generation.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The Great Festivals showcase the best of local Food & Drink as chefs, restaurateurs, researchers and industry leaders continue to discover ever more creative, sustainable and nutritional ways to enhance our daily experiences and affect change globally.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.