Why Future Design Embassies?

The FUTURE DESIGN PERSPECTIVES project qualifies a new generation of designers who will actively create the future of societies of the world.

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Exhibition of the Workshop results
All Photos by Leif-Erik Schmitt
12.06. – 16.06.23
10:00 – 18:00 h
Essen GER, CET
12.06. – 16.06.23
04:00 – 12:00 h
Rochester USA, EST
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen GER

Future Design Embassy
Room 1.28
and via Zoom


The conceptual and practical design workshop deals with the question of the relevance of the ideas of modernism for the challenges of the 21st century in collaboration with the ERCO Light corporation, a company coined by European modernism.

Portabel Luminaire for migrane relief with green light by Ariella Knight
Ariella Knight
Portabel Luminaire for migrane relief with green light by Ariella Knight
Ariella Knight
16.12. – 16.12.22
17:00 – 19:00 h
Essen GER, CET
16.12. – 16.12.22
11:00 – 13:00 h
Rochester USA, EST
Vignelli Center for Design Studies • RIT, Rochester USA


Online presentation of the first workshop on LIGHT AND LIMINALITY – Here are some examples of the innovative work, inspired by the working philosophies of Ingo Maurer and Massimo and Lella Vignelli: Ariella Knight designed a portable luminaire which helps people with migraines by offering them relief with green light. Zaheer Shujayee developed an additional Lighting device for your smart phone as a personal safety device when walking by oneself in the dark.

Log Book

© Carl Vollmer
© Carl Vollmer
© Carl Vollmer

Vitra Design Campus excursion

Our excursion to the Vitra Design Campus in Weil am Rhein was a fascinating experience that offered a wealth of insights into the world of design and architecture. We visited the Vitra Design Museum, the Schaudepot and took an architectural …

© Leif-Erik Schmitt

Résumé as a Future Design Embassador

As part of my participation in the research project "Future Design Embassies", a comprehensive investigation of the areas of design, dialog, knowledge transfer and modernity was carried out. A central concern of the research project was to promote open dialog …

A TORCH FOR PEACE Ritual on November 2nd. 2023
All photos: Leif-Erik Schmitt


We designed a torch which is a
TORCH FOR PEACE by definition –

By shape – functional and self-explanatory…
By material – precious ceramics, precious like peace itself…
By color – white like the color of a peace dove…
By surface …


Project management
Sebastian Goldschmidtböing
Josh Owen
Ambassadors Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, GER
Ambassadors Vignelli Center for Design Studies RIT, Rochester, USA
Zaheer Shujayee