Early 2011 Dezeen took part in Dornbracht Conversations 3 - a platform for design discussion hosted by Dornbracht and instigated by creative director Mike Meiré. Three short movies made by Dezeen show highlights of the first panel, which discussed design history.
The theme of this year's Dornbracht Conversations was Extra/Ordinary: A Further Dimension on the rise of New Normal. The first panel - consisting of (from left to right) Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs (moderator), manufacturer Andreas Dornbracht, designer Michael Sieger and critic and curator Mateo Kries - discussed design history, looking at the key movements of the past and asking how contemporary design shapes up in comparison.
In the second movie, the panel discusses the economic, social, technological and other forces that are shaping contemporary design.