Design Indaba 2015: Top five talks to watch out for

Next week the global design industry will gather in Cape Town for the 2015 Design Indaba conference for three-days of talks, inspiration and visual enjoyment.

Here The Drum takes a look a the top five talks to attend, featuring speakers from all corners of the world.

Rosita Missoni, who co-founded the Missoni fashion empire with her husband 62 years ago, will talk about her eponymous knitwear business and the inspiration behind the line that has led to its creative longevity.

Missoni handed the fashion reigns over to her daughter Angela in 1998, opting to pursue her passion for starting Missoni Home in 2004.

Ross Cairns and Tommaso Lanza, the brains behind London-based digital product design studio The Workers, will share the thinking behind their recent work of native and web-based applications to physical installations and live events alongside insights into their award-winning 2014 After Dark installation at the Tate Britain.

Scientist turned brand director Shubhankar Ray will return to speak at Design Indaba this year after 11-years.

Ray left the scientific world 20 years ago to work at building a variety of fashion and lifestyle brands including Levi’s, Camper, Caterpillar, Stride, Travel Fox and G-Star Raw where he served as global brand director.

Co-founder of Wieden + Kennedy and the man behind Nike's Just Do It tagline, Dan Wieden, will talk about the advertising industry and working with brands inclusinf Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, ESPN, Facebook, Heineken, Honda, Kraft, Nike, Old Spice and Procter & Gamble.

From creating the title sequence and new identity for the 40th anniversary season of Saturday Night Live to a new identity for Jigsaw, the production company of Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, Emily Oberman has a varied portfolio of work.

She joined Pentagram as partner in 2012 before co-founding the small multidisciplinary design studio Number 17.

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