CMDW18 Keynote Presentation:
A Step Aside as a Process of Refinement of Design Being
| Christophe Guabert
Date: 8 DEC 2018
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Venue: TCDC Chiang Mai
Christophe Gaubert is a multicultural Product Designer, Design Teacher and co-founder of Studio Ting with the Taiwanese Interior Designer Hueiting Chang.
He started his career within famous design studios such as Governor (Jean-Michel Wilmotte) or Tim Thom (Thomson Design Team under the art direction of Philippe Starck) then worked as a free-lance for major French companies (Alcatel, EDF, Philips, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Guerlain…) and European industrial companies (Erreti, Camiva…).
Developing a global approach to design, his care goes as much to the punctual conception of products, as to broader considerations for project strategies inside companies or institutions, dedicating an important part to the prospective research and the analysis of phenomenons which make cultures evolving. With Studio Ting, Christophe has participated to many interior design projects, corporate identities and museography in Taiwan, such as for National Taiwan Museum which has opened in November 2017 a major permanent exhibition, ‘Discovering Taiwan’, that he and his team have designed for the centenary of this public institution. Ting is also the brand of self-edited craft products. Christophe was teaching design in top-ranked French engineering and design schools, particularly in ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris for over 15 years where he created the Design Fiction Studio and developed a particular approach dedicated to Visionary Design. He is now Visiting Associate Professor at National University of Singapore.