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Chris Byrne

in Blue Mountains

Design Observations

PRESENTED ON MAY 03, 2012
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 1

Chris Byrne is a furniture designer and maker, and you could also describe him as whimsical, smart, witty and insightful. In this presentation, he discusses what it means to be a designer in today’s market. (in English)

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