Regional Advisors & Community Liaisons

Former board members are appointed as Regional Advisors to strengthen Icsid’s presence in their region. They are key in leveraging the strength of our international membership, aligning their local design agendas to the aspirations of design for a better world.

The President may also appoint Community Liaisons for the duration of his or her term to provide the Board with an informed voice from a city, country or region. Working closely with the board member responsible for their region, they identify key individuals and resources to empower local design communities and connect them with the organization and its work.

Regional Advisors

Asia

Kazuo Kimura
Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (JIDA)
14-2-201, Taiho 1-chome. Atsuta-ku, Nagoya
Aichi
456-0062
Japan
t: +81 5617 5 2587
f: +81 5617 5 2922
e: kazuongo@aol.com

Wen-long Chen
Chief Executive Officer
Taiwan Design Center
No. 133 Guangfu S. Road, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park,
Taipei 11072
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
t: +886 2745 8199 ext.200
f: +886 2745 8202
e: wenlong@tdc.org.tw

Kazuo Tanaka
Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (JIDA)
AXIS Bldg. 4F, Roppongi 5-17-1 Minato-ku
Tokyo, 106-0032
Japan
e: k-tanaka@gk-design.co.jp

Tony Chang
Chief Advisor
Taiwan Design Center
No 133, Guangfu S.R., Xinyi District
Taipei City 110
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
t: +886 2 2655 8199 ext.134
f: +886 2 2655 8228
e: kmc@tdc.org.tw

Europe

Nils Toft
Managing Director, Designidea
Praestejorden 6 2850 Naerum
Denmark
t: 45 4085 9810
e: nit@designidea.dk

Pierre-Yves Panis
Chief Designer at Philips Lighting
e: pierreyves.panis@icloud.com

András Mengyán
Artist, Designer, Professor
President, Art22 Foundation
Mécsvirág utca. 31
1037 Budapest
Hungary
t: 00 36 20 4599107
f: 00 36 1 3871714
e: amengyan@t-online.hu

Michael Thomson
Director
Design Connect
17 Ospringe Road
London NW5 2 JD
United Kingdom
t: +44 (0) 7980 223 815
f: +44 (0) 20 7916 8599
e: michael@designconnect.co.uk

Tapani Hyvönen
Founder
ED-Design Ltd
Posliinipiha 1 C 31 00560
Helsinki
Finland
t: + 358 2 6519 6000
e: tapani.hyvonen@ed-design.fi

Fritz Frenkler
Managing Partner
f/p Design GmbH (Germany),
f/p Design Japan Inc.,
Chair of Industrial Design/Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
Munich, Laendstr. 4
80538
Germany
t: +49 89 9090 1590
f: +49 89 9090 15915
e: ff@fp-design-gmbh.com
w: www.fp-design-gmbh.com

Judit Várhelyi
Professor, Tama Art University, Department of Product Design
BEDA Board member 2014-2016
Board member, Hungarian Design Council 2015-2018
Kitazawa 5-37-6
Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
155-0031
Japan
e: judit.varhelyi@gmail.com

Anne-Marie Boutin
President
Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle
24 rue du Charolais
75012 Paris
France
t: +33 1 43 45 04 50
f: +33 1 43 45 10 76
e: amboutin@apci.asso.fr

Dieter Rams
Am Forsthaus 4
61476 Kronberg
Germany
t: 0172-6743008
f: +49 61 73 14 06
e: britte.siepenkothen@t-online.de

Mary V Mullin
Chairman, Sir Misha Black Awards Committee
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
United Kingdom
t: +44 1 202 764 798
e: mullin.mv@talktalk.net

North America

Jorge Gómez Abrams
Director
Winn Innovation
Paseo Torinese 3686,
Lomas del Paseo, Monterrey NL
64925, Mexico
t: 521 811 230 6193
e: jorge.abrams@winninnovation.com
e: jorge.abrams@made-id.com

Bruce Claxton
Professor, Design Management
Savannah College of Art & Design
8703 NW 49th Drive Coral Springs
Florida 33067
United States
t: +1 954 275 5539
f: +1 954 752 9912
e: baclaxton@bellsouth.net

Nils J. Tvengsberg
Privada Rio Danubio No. 219
Col. Vista Hermosa
62290 Cuernavaca, Morelos
Mexico
t: +52 7773 15 78 87
f: +001 253 681 0227
e: tvengs@gmail.com

David Kusuma
Vice President
Product Development and R&D Worldwide
Tupperware Brands Corporation
14901 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
United States
t: +1 407 826 8895
f: +1 407 847 1878
e: davidkusuma@tupperware.com

Gianfranco Zaccai
President
Design Continuum Inc.
1220 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02165
United States
t: +1 617 969 54 00
f: +1 617 969 28 64
e: gzaccai@continuuminnovation.com

Oceania

Vesna Popovic
Professor in Industrial Design
Queensland University of Technology
School of Design, GPO Box 2434
Gardens Point Campus
Brisbane QLD 4001
Australia
t: +61 7 3138 2669
f: +61 7 3138 1528
e: v.popovic@qut.edu.au

Community Liaisons

Africa

Hicham Lahlou
Global designer, interior architect
2, Rue Khadija Bent Khaoulid from Boulevard Errachidi
20000 Casablanca
Morocco
t: +212 665 89 50 01
e: ceo@hichamlahlou.com

Azza Meknini Ayachi
Industrial Designer, Partner
Dzeta
3 rue du Kenya
1002 Tunis
Tunisia
t: +216 22 222 705
e: azza@dzeta.com.tn

North America

Cristina Guzmán

Universidad de Monterrey
Ave. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 PTE
San Pedro, Garza García , Nuevo León 66238
Mexico
t:+52 81 82 15 14 06
e: cristina.guzman@udem.edu

Oceania

Cathy Veninga
Chief Executive Officer
Designers Institute of New Zealand Inc.
27 Gillies Ave, Suite 5 Ground Floor PO Box 109423
Newmarket, Auckland 1023
New Zealand
t:+64 9 523 1407
f:+64 9 529 1714
e: cathy.veninga@dinz.org.nz