Company Contact Days 2019
During the Company Contact Days 2019, 4 companies will present the final result of the 5X5® trajectory they went through in the past year. Under the guidance of Voka West-Flanders and Designregio Kortrijk, they developed a new product or service together with a designer duo.
Throughout the 5X5® programme, a company works with a designer duo on innovation for a year. A top designer and a young design talent think along with the company in a well-founded way. All aspects of innovation and product development are discussed in detail. Voka West-Flanders and Designregio support the entire process, from the initial idea to the launch of the new product. The ultimate goal is not just to design a new product, but also to show it to the public at large and effectively market it.
Watch the clips about the new products HERE!
Vives Hogeschool x Studio Dott x Hunt
Ludo Communication Toolkit - Ludo helps you to set up targeted and surprising communication actions.
The Ludo Communication Toolkit offers a step-by-step approach that supports you in creating strong and profound output, like a real professional. The step-by-step plan, the WOW factor, the JOKER cards and the brainstorm sheets help you all the way. The kit is perfect to use alone, but feel free to involve some enthusiastic colleagues.
The West-Flemish college Vives found in Studio Dott from Antwerp the ideal partner to develop the toolkit because of their experience in service design. Hunt, a branding agency from Kortrijk, as Junior Designer was able to create the entire layout to clearly guide the user through the step-by-step plan.
Senior Designer: Studio Dott
Junior Designer: Hunt
Zetelfabriek Demuynck x Studio Alain Monnens x SOLID IDEA
Janjean - Refined and floating armchair with functionality of active and passive sitting position
Chair factory Demuynck was able to expand its timeless design range with a new type of chair. The Janjean is refined, light at the bottom but still ergonomic. The model is multifunctional with its active and passive sitting position and the possibility to personalise. The adjustable back, the floating effect and the round shapes make it unique.
Demuynck chose Alain Monnens, with the eponymous studio in Roeselare, to be the first external designer to work for the sofa manufacturer, resulting in Janjean. Wouter Robeyns, manager of SOLID IDEA in Kortrijk, reinforced the team with his technical expertise.
Senior Designer: Studio Alain Monnens
Junior Designer: Solid Idea
e-BO Enterprises x CIDES x Bram Robeyn
e-Wind Tracking Box - Safe and Real-time Tracking
The e-Wind Tracking Box helps to automatically and safely manage the movements of personnel in an offshore wind farm. Through a real-time overview, captain and crew can follow and adjust all movements. Because communication with the central coordinator is more accurate, there is a significant increase in safety.
Besides the complete user-flow mapping, CIDES (Brugge) also took care of the complete redesign of the tracking-box. Bram Robeyn was hired to implement the user-friendly interface into a workable product.
Senior Designer: Cides Product Design
Junior Designer: Bram Robyn
Fibrocit x pilipili x Gaetan Kerckhove
Century - Cinema armchair of the 21st century
With the CENTURY FIBROCIT continues its 100-year tradition as a manufacturer of fixed seating projects aimed at the cinema segment. We offer an answer to the growing demand of consumers for dynamic seating solutions that improve their comfort while watching a film.
Pilipili, already an established name in the Kortrijk design landscape, responded to Fibrocit's request to think about the cinema chair of the future. Gaetan Kerckhove reinforced the tandem from the start of the project.
Senior Designer: Pilipili
Junior Designer: Gaetan Kerckhove
Stan is the link between the industry and the designers. Under his coordination, the innovation processes with companies and designers take shape. As coordinator of the open makerspace BUDA::lab, he keeps his finger on the pulse of the makerspace world.