Arper for Icon Minds

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Arper UK has partnered with the leading architecture and design culture magazine Icon to launch a new initiative: Icon Minds.

Icon Minds is a series of round tables taking place at the Arper showroom in London with leading figures in design and architecture around our challenges for the future.

The first session saw James McLachlan, former Icon editor In conversation with Rohan Silva, Founder of Second Home, Permilla Ohrsted, Director of architecture and design practice Permilla Ohrsted Studio, and editor and writer Tim Abrahams discuss the future of working and examine how creativity remains the one advantage we hold over the machines.

Watch Rohan Silva discuss the changing nature of the workplace:


The second roundtable focused on the future of the home, with Icon editor Priya Khanchandani In conversation with Takehiro Ikeda, Creative Director at Panasonic, and designer Alexandra Dechamps-Sonsino.

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Listen to Alex Deschamps-Sonsino, author of ‘Smarter Homes: How technology has changed your home life’:


The next round tables will be around the future of transport, and the future of the city.

© Sara Bahadori

As a forward-looking company, Arper is committed to understanding how design and technology are affecting our lives.

Operating internationally and in a constantly evolving world, Arper believes in being open to inspiration from the creative industries; to anticipate needs, and thus, contribute to a better future in which creativity plays a crucial and transformative role.

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