DSGN Kartell is an award-winning family based in Brisbane. Just like a real family, we collaborate, learn from each other and share our resources to conquer the complex challenges life throws at us. Basically, we are a bunch of cool creatives with passion and a vision for a more balanced world.
OUR ETHICAL CODE
At DSGNK we love what we do and our mission is simple – we like to make the world a better and fairer place by using the powers of design, innovation and education. Therefore, we run our Kartell as a social enterprise. This means, we are committing a certain amount of time or a percentage of our annual profits into social / community projects.
At DSGNK we treat sustainability as the norm, not as add on. Hence, designing in balance with humanity and its natural environment is a given for us. Why? Simply, because we believe that we have to design and build differently to address our current and future challenges.
At DSGNK we love and promote self-determined collaborative work in its true sense, because we don’t believe in the employer / employee model. We are interested in challenges and treat each project without pre-conception, which means no “copy and paste”, “one fits all” or “BAU” (business as usual) with us.
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A few years ago, I was introduced to the concept of hydroponics for gardening by this ted talk about using computers to grow food. Being an IT geek, I loved the idea of combining tech with growing your own food. With DSGN Kartell being focused on sustainability, I got to meet Mark Thomson through Ronny […]
Last week I spend three days at the 3rd Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ Conference in Sydney on behalf of the Green Building Institute. Besides doing a few short interviews with some of the speakers, I had the chance to listen to a series of very interesting presentations on topics like drones in construction, visualisation […]
I think that by now almost everybody in Australia would have heard about the reasons and obvious benefits of why we should consider living and building more in balance with our environment. Fact is that since it has become super popular to go green, EVERYBODY is in for it. So far so good. But like […]
DSGNK launches a housing concept based on the sharing economy for their entry in The Density and Diversity Done Well Design Competition – a joint initiative of the DILGP and the Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland. Density and Diversity Done Well proposes a simple goal: to provide more affordable and innovative housing models for […]
Ronny was born in former East Germany and describes himself as a world citizen and creative superhero. Grown up where “sustainability” was a necessity to survive, he developed a broad skill set and a very creative mind. Architekt, product designer, sustainability advocate, businessman, photographer – Ronny is wearing many hats (literally).
He is the founder of DSGN Kartell as well as a co-founder and sustainable design consultant for the Green Building Institute Australia(GBI), where him and the GBI team claimed the “Innovation of the Year” at the 2016 Sustainability Awards, for creating world’s first green online college. As his very latest business endavour Ronny co-founded biolastics, a company set up to transform today’s plastic industry into a sustainable domain by using bioplastics made from renewable raw material.
Ronny is one of the few young designers who intuitively and holistically designs with environmental principles and knowledge resulting in innovative solutions. His design projects have won awards in innovation and sustainable design and he has been published in journals from Australia to Africa. Ronny is also a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, educating people on the impacts and consequences of climate change, providing solutions with focus on the built environment.