For companies, design is an ongoing process with constant new challenges. Crucial stimuli for creative innovation and development come from the constant change of technologies, content and forms, but also from their perception and interpretation. That is why every two years WMF invites experts, researchers, artists, developers and an expert audience to the WMF symposium in Geislingen.
The speakers deal with a current topic that is relevant to the future of WMF through lectures and discussions with multimedia support. The company looks for this exchange with researchers, artists and developers in order to innovatively react to the increasingly faster change of the cultural, social and technological context.
The WMF brand stands for expertise, enjoyment and the zest for life. The symposium offers a platform for conversations and discussions, provides stimuli and appeals to the head, stomach and heart.
The design symposium on 14 September 2012 in Geislingen dealt with the different perspective on matters.
Six outstanding speakers from academia, arts and sports brought their own and foreign, but in any case unusual, perspectives close. In presentations and moderated dialogues, they spoke about trust, illusions, insights and views.
The 3rd WMF Design Symposium took place on 10 September 2010 under the motto "Simplicity." Outstanding speakers from various disciplines were invited to explain their views on this exciting topic. This showed, among other things, that simplicity is not always easy.
The focus of the first WMF design symposium was to experience a "game of the senses" together. WMF exchanged views on the various disciplines and tied in with the WMF Artisan Studio founded in 1884. WMF thus continues the dialogue with leading designers, artists and architects that was begun very early on and does so in a new form.
On the one hand, WMF considers itself to be an innovation-oriented company, whose products, on the other hand, are determined by ritual use. Everything that is invented never arises in a vacuum, but can only develop on a prepared base.