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Interview with Designer Yves Béhar / Part 2/2: One Laptop Per Child and other projects

Industrial designer Yves Béhar is know for his engagement in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. For OLPC he designed the XO laptop. In the second part of the interview with Yves Béhar at Baselworld 2010, he gives us an update on the OLPC project and talks about his work, the future of design and the role design can play in making the world a better place, and the projects he is working on at the moment.

Born in Switzerland in 1967. Graduated from Art Center College of Design. Established his design studio, fuseproject in 1999. He brings a humanistic approach to his work with the goal of creating projects that are deeply in-tune with the needs of a sustainable future. He also combines technological innovation with design. His major work includes the XO laptop for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), LEAF LED light for Herman Miller, and “Jawbone” Bluetooth headset for Aliph. His innovative designs have garnered more than 150 awards, and his work is in the permanent collections of museums including the Centre Pompidou, MoMA, the Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich and The Art Institute of Chicago.

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