OSTRICH PILLOW MINI ON KICKSTARTER

We are proud to announce that the new model of the Ostrich Pillow Family of powernapping products has been launched on Kickstarter. OSTRICH PILLOW MINI is a fun, practical and portable version of its siblings, OSTRICH PILLOW LIGHT and ORIGINAL. The campaign will be running until 30th October 2014 and we are hoping to get as many backers as possible to make this idea a reality.


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KANGAROO LIGHT ON KICKSTARTER

We are proud to announce that our latest product is now launched on Kickstarter. KANGAROO LIGHT is a multipurpose playful, portable and flexible light. Its magical interactive glow and sleek design were conceived in collaboration with the Innovation Quarter at Bangor University (UK). The project can be backed via www.kickstarter.com until 30th June 2014.


ELOP*6 FINAL REVIEW AT STANFORD

We are proud to announce the final review of the elop*6 project which we co-lead. It will take place on 24th January 2014 at the Palo Alto City Council. Under the title "Crossroads-Crossfunctions" the 45 international and transdisciplinary participating students have developed a repertoire of visionary solutions for a 21st century research park located between Stanford University and Palo Alto, at the heart of Silicon Valley. We will be participating also at an experts event on 25h January on the theme of transdisciplinary collaboration kindly organised by Swissnex San Francisco.


CROWD IT UP! AT GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

The University of Geneva has invited us to talk about Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Our talk, entitled Crowd it up!, will take place on Tuesday 19th November at 17.15 at the Uni-Mail building. Special thanks to Matthias Kuhn.


OSTRICH PILLOW LIGHT

Ostrich Pillow Light – Portable Power Napping Pillow For People On The Go. Get one here !!


ELOP*6 STARTS AT STANFORD

The 6th edition of elop*, the transdisciplinary graduate programme we co-direct with Kathrin Merz, had its kick-off at Stanford University in California between 5th and 13th October 2013. The 45 participating students from 7 different universities will be developing during the next 4 months a project for a new research park between Stanford and Palo Alto, at the heart of Silicon Valley.


ELOP* WINS CREDIT SUISSE AWARD FOR BEST TEACHING

We are very happy to announce that the programme elop* that we co-direct with Kathrin Merz has received the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Special thanks to all the people that make this innovative transdisciplinary programme possible. The award ceremony will take place at the Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern on 22nd October 2013.


OSTRICH PILLOW LIGHT

Ostrich Pillow Light is the latest innovative design by Kawamura-Ganjavian.  The Napping Revolution got lighter, more portable and even adjustable!  Who thought napping on the go would be such a hit when they first turned to Kickstarter merely a year ago.  So come on what are you waiting join the #nappingrevolution; support the latest dream and pledge to buy your Ostrich Pillow Light and nap in style.  Currently only available via www.kickstarter.com


CIUDAD ABIERTA WORKSHOP EPFL VALPARAISO

The first Ciudad Abierta workshop, culminating in an exhibition, has taken place at the EPFL School of Architecture in Lausanne. This project, directed by Patricia Guaita –associate of kawamura-ganjavian Switzerland, is a collaboration between the Valparaíso school in Chile and the EFPL. The participants explored the poetic notion of "travesías" as a way of approaching architectural conception.


LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014 AWARD CEREMONY

The award ceremony and exhibition opening for the landscape festival Lausanne Jardins 2014, in which kawamura-ganjavian are collaborating as technical office, will take place on 15th April 2013 at the Pôle Museal (former train hangars) in Lausanne. The winning teams will be announced and we look forward to collaborating with them ahead of the festival which will take place in spring-summer 2014.


ELOP5 FINAL REVIEW

The final review of the elop5 project, which kawamura-ganjavian co-lead together with Kathrin Merz at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, will take place in Cologne, Germany, on 16th January 2013. The theme of the semester has been Learning Environments: the conception of a future campus for the Cologne University of Applied Scienceselop is an innovation-based transdisciplinary graduate program involving a network of 8 universities from Europe and North America.


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TALK TO ME EXHIBITION AT MoMA NEW YORK

kawamura-ganjavian are glad to announce their participation at the exhibition Talk to Me which took place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The show, curated by Paola Antonelli, elaborates on the theme of communication between people and objects.


"WORKING OUTDOORS" WORKSHOP

kawamura-ganjavian were invited to run a workshop during the Offdesign festival organized byCEU University. The workshop took place at the Gandía Blasco's Head Quarters in Valencia. The workshop explored the relationship between outdoors spaces and working enviroments.


PECHA KUCHA NIGHT BERN

kawamura-ganjavian have been invited to present their work at a Pecha Kucha Night in Bern, Switzerland. The event will take place on 9th March 2012 at 20:20 at the Kornhaus event hall.


TDW 2011

For the second year in a row kawamura-ganjavian have been present at the Tokyo Designers Week and Design Tide between 2nd and 9th november 2011, where we have had meetings with several companies innovating in the fields of product design, communication and architecture.


INSTANT DESIGN AT THE TRIENNALE DI MILAN

We are proud to announce that SCENTER and EARSHELL, two products designed by kawamura-ganjavian, will be exhibited at the Instant Design (Second Chapter: Usable Actions) show in theTriennale di Milano (Milan, Italy) between the 8th February and the 3rd April 2011. The exhibition is curated by Federica Sala and Michela Pelizzari.