Kintsugi: The craft of creating robust futures
Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese craft of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals whereby the resulting product is more beautiful than the original: the imperfection makes it perfect. We are a design and technology studio specializing in meaningful design and technology – we’re repairing the cracks, and making more robust and beautiful futures.
Using tomorrow’s technologies to evaluate and explore possible futures with users in context.
Investigating perspectives to drive decision making. Ensuring that we are answering the right why before moving on to the what.
We believe that the future of technology is to empower humanity. We call this Designing for Meaningfulness.
We help companies re-focus their attention on the human side of things:
How people experience the world, how relationships are formed,
and how, as a final point, technology plays a role in this.
"An expert in extracting and uncovering meaningful user needs, fixing a world filled with tech products that almost immediately get replaced after they hit the store shelves."
"An ideal mind-set for developing tomorrow's solutions for society and individuals."
"That was absolutely brilliant, informative, clear, insightful and holistic!".
Meet Creative Minds
Who we are and
what we do
What sets us apart are our backgrounds which span industry, academia, art, and maker/hacker spaces – we are essentially industry-neutral yet have extensive experience in a variety of industries. By drawing knowledge from a variety of domains, we get deeper and more relevant insights into future possibilities.
What is Kintsugi?
Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese craft of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals while respecting the history and the failures of the object, and enabling it to become even more precious than before.
Designing new futures, whether for humanity, technology or both, requires a similar approach, a kind and thoughtful hand to gently, but firmly change the status quo to become something worth cherishing for the decades to come.