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Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things

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Fresh from his appearance at Design Indaba in Cape Town, Mikal Hallstrup of Designit talks about the importance of design in everyday life.
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  Mikal Hallstrup. Image courtesy of Designit.

    Mikal Hallstrup. Image courtesy of Designit.

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  Designit's Audi City model reimagines the auto showroom for a new generation of city dwellers. The brand's model range is rendered digitally, a space-saving move that allows the compact showrooms to double as a meeting room or exhbition space during off hours, or simply as a place for Audi fans to interact with the brand. After the first Audi City opened in London in 2012, Audi opened its second Audi City showroom in Beijing in 2013. Image courtesy of Designit.

    Designit's Audi City model reimagines the auto showroom for a new generation of city dwellers. The brand's model range is rendered digitally, a space-saving move that allows the compact showrooms to double as a meeting room or exhbition space during off hours, or simply as a place for Audi fans to interact with the brand. After the first Audi City opened in London in 2012, Audi opened its second Audi City showroom in Beijing in 2013. Image courtesy of Designit.

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  Along with COBE Architects and Grontmij Engineering Consultancy, Designit won the competition to create Denmark’s pavilion for Expo 2012 in South Korea. Titled Horizon, the pavilion was inspired by the ocean and Denmark's coastline. The idea was to present Denmark as a world leader in innovation and new technologies. Image courtesy of Designit.

    Along with COBE Architects and Grontmij Engineering Consultancy, Designit won the competition to create Denmark’s pavilion for Expo 2012 in South Korea. Titled Horizon, the pavilion was inspired by the ocean and Denmark's coastline. The idea was to present Denmark as a world leader in innovation and new technologies. Image courtesy of Designit.

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  With consumers moving away from traditional hi-fi systems toward a more mobile approach to music, Libratone worked with Designit on a line of eye-catching portable speakers. The Libratone Live speaker, pictured here, featuers a chrome handle and a removable wool cover (available in several colors). It has a built-in battery an audio jack, and can also sync up with playlists via AirPlay and DNLA, or directly from an iPhone, iPad, Android device, or a laptop computer. Image courtesy of Designit.

    With consumers moving away from traditional hi-fi systems toward a more mobile approach to music, Libratone worked with Designit on a line of eye-catching portable speakers. The Libratone Live speaker, pictured here, featuers a chrome handle and a removable wool cover (available in several colors). It has a built-in battery an audio jack, and can also sync up with playlists via AirPlay and DNLA, or directly from an iPhone, iPad, Android device, or a laptop computer. Image courtesy of Designit.

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  The Norwegian government retained Designit to help it streamline its immigration process in conjunction with the creation of a new agency, the Utlendingsdirektoratet or Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. The idea was to cut processing times by better managing data across multiple agencies, lightening the burden on the government while improving the "user experience" for would-be immigrants. Image courtesy of Designit.

    The Norwegian government retained Designit to help it streamline its immigration process in conjunction with the creation of a new agency, the Utlendingsdirektoratet or Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. The idea was to cut processing times by better managing data across multiple agencies, lightening the burden on the government while improving the "user experience" for would-be immigrants. Image courtesy of Designit.

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  Falck, a Danish health care company, worked with Designit to redesign the standard first-aid kit. The simple, colorful kit presents an intuitive visual representation of the materials contained within, making it easy use in an emergency. It is divided into four easily accessible sections representing four common first-aid needs: burns, bleeding, bruises, and sprains. Image courtesy of Designit.

    Falck, a Danish health care company, worked with Designit to redesign the standard first-aid kit. The simple, colorful kit presents an intuitive visual representation of the materials contained within, making it easy use in an emergency. It is divided into four easily accessible sections representing four common first-aid needs: burns, bleeding, bruises, and sprains. Image courtesy of Designit.

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