Design: business and education

22nd August, 2015
Alex Milton, the programme director at Irish Design 2015

When Adam de Eyto takes to the hills, he wears a 20-year-old rucksack he designed as a prototype for outdoor gear manufacturer Lowe Alpine, back when he was a rookie product designer. Lowe didn’t go for this particular design – not enough bells and whistles on it – but as a former scout, de Eyto knew that a really good rucksack should be durable, light, accessible, comfortable, weatherproof and streamlined.

As a designer,...

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