Ep. 85: Clever Extra - Voices of Impact in the Design Ecosystem

This Clever Extra was recorded live at a Be Original Americas event in Los Angeles.

Be Original Americas is an organization dedicated to educating people about the ethical, environmental, and economic importance of original design. Their goal is to spread the word about how good design makes a difference in our lives. We were grateful for the opportunity to interview not one—but six—influential voices in design, from interiors to products to architecture and education.

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The special guests of the evening were:

These lighting round interviews all focused on the central topic of originality…. Have a listen:

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Event photography by Maya Myers Photography.

This episode was recorded live in Los Angeles at Helms Bakery. Special thanks to our co-hosts for the evening, Louis Poulsen and Vitra.


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Keep up with what’s going on with original design at beoriginalamericas.com. Follow Be Original Americas on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and follow the conversation using hashtags #beoriginalamericas and #beoriginal. 


Clever is produced by 2VDE Media. Thanks to Rich Stroffolino for editing this episode.
Music in this episode courtesy of
El Ten Eleven—hear more on Bandcamp.
Shoutout to
Jenny Rask for designing the Clever logo.