Scent director of olfactory branding firm 12.29, dawn goldworm spoke at the much attended BE OPEN forum in miami, on 8th of december 2012. Designboom attended the conference organized by the BE OPEN initiative that seeks to foster discourse on technology innovation with a compelling panel of designers that break the categories of design, art and problem solving.
Dawn goldworm has been responsible for designing global fragrances for clients including adidas, david and victoria beckham, kylie minogue, kate moss, lady gaga and playboy. her company 12.29 has been scenting design miami‘s exhibition spaces with a custom aroma called ‘belle ille’ for the past four years. When approached to create the fragrance, goldworm was given a brief that had to translate the vibrant, colorful, and energetic feeling of miami with an avant garde twist that is characteristic of the arts and design scene. through the layering of several nodes she developed a watery, aromatic floral bouquet with an anise signature.
from left to right: dawn goldworm, marije vogelzang, carter cleveland, marcelo coelho, tuur van balen, and jamie zigelbaum
image © designboom
BE OPEN is a creative think tank whose initiatives strive to promote the work and ideas of global creative minds particularly in the areas of arts, business, design, education and media. their 2012 / 2013 program is running under the core theme of ‘design of the five senses’ and at design miami/ 2012, they hosted a forum which presented five speakers practicing within diverse fields of design from product, to utilizing food, scent, biochemistry and haptic technology, developing sensorial experiences which are heightened beyond the ones we experience on a daily basis.
The BE OPEN forum explores human perception and how to design for it.
BE OPEN partners with Design Miami/ to launch the BE OPEN Forum, a portal to the future of design practice.
Each of the Forum participants practices outside the boundaries of traditional product design, utilizing food, scent, biochemistry and haptic technology to make research accessible to the global community and imagine the possibilities of design through sensory exploration.