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Clerkenwell Design Week
Celebrating Cradle to Cradle: An exclusive conversation with Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart
At this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, we are painting the town Gold. In partnership with Mosa we are bringing you an informative conversation with Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart - founder of the Cradle to Cradle Design Concept, Partick Speck, Leader Lixil Global Design EMENA and Frank Spikker, CEO, Royal MOSA on why Cradle to Cradle it is the pathway for Manufacturers and sustainable designs.
Founder, Cradle to Cradle Design Concept
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Braungart EPEA – Internationale Umweltforschung Hamburg. Michael Braungart is professor at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and founder of EPEA, Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency in Hamburg (Germany), ‘The cradle of Cradle to Cradle’. He is also co-founder of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) in Charlottesville, Virginia and founder of the Hamburger Environmental Institute (HUI). For decades, Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart has pioneered the Cradle to Cradle design concept. He has worked with a number of organizations and companies across a range of industries, and has developed tools for designing eco-effective products, business systems and intelligent materials pooling. In 2019 Michael Braungart was awarded the Goldene Blume von Rheydt (Golden Flower of Rheydt), the oldest environmental protection award in Germany, for his work.
CEO, Royal MOSA
An experienced CEO with competences in marketing, operations, and design in both B2B and B2C, Frank joined MOSA as CEO in 2018. He studied Business Administration/International Marketing at Radboud University Nijmegen and started his career at Philips Lighting. Here he worked in various positions within Marketing and General Management in Europe and Asia until 2011. In his last position at Philips, Frank Spikker was responsible for the Business Unit Professional Lighting Asia Pacific as CEO. Since January 2011 he was Group CEO of Halo Creative & Design Ltd. This English company with brands such as Timothy Oulton has built a global distribution network for handmade, luxurious furniture and lighting with a focus on style and design.
Vice President LIXIL Global Design and Consumer Experience EMENA
Patrick Speck joined GROHE in 2006 and held several senior positions in the design department. Becoming VP Design Transformation in 2018, he ensured LIXIL’s design vision was globally aligned across the brand portfolio. In 2020 Patrick was appointed to Leader LIXIL Global Design EMENA, with the purpose to deliver insight-driven and meaningful product solutions and ensuring the designs add real value to consumer lives. Before his career at LIXIL, he worked for global brands such as Electrolux, Zanussi, Rex and AEG.
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