Rueil-Malmaison (France), March 7, 2017 – The Danish Design Centre, in charge to promote the use of design in business and industry in Denmark and abroad, appointed Frédéric Beuvry, Senior Vice President for Industrial Design at Schneider Electric, as a member of its newly created international advisory board.
This international advisory board aims to provide perspectives, input and inspiration to support the work of the Danish Design Centre and the Design Council and help identify new possibilities for Danish design, to generate value for Danish companies and organizations as well as on a global level. It gathers a team of international design experts with the role to advise, challenge and innovate the recognized Danish design tradition.
As a member of the international advisory board, Frédéric Beuvry will bring his support to Danish Design Centre and the Design Council thanks to his 30 years’ experience as head of design strategy in international companies like Seb and Schneider Electric. His mission will be to help the Danish design finding innovative ways to continue to lead the global design industry and to develop products and solutions for the new digital world.
“It’s a great honor to join the international advisory board of the Danish Design Centre and I’m looking forward to help and guide its future direction. The Danish design tradition has been part of my life and education and I have followed the iconic designs from companies like Bang & Olufsen, EVA-Trio and Bodum”, said Frédéric Beuvry. “I look forward to support the Danish Design Center and share my expertise on the way we integrate and manage digitization of our products at Schneider Electric”.
Part of Schneider Electric since 1999, Lauritz Knudsen (LK) is the leading developer and manufacturer of electrical devices in Denmark. Established in 1893, LK is well renowned for the innovative design of its low voltage products. Its leading range, LK FUGA®, was launched in 1984 and set new standards for modern design, quickly becoming the preferred choice among Danes. In 2016, Schneider Electric and LK lifted this instant classic to unprecedented levels of design and functionalities with the new generation of LK FUGA®. This launch completes a long stretch of development of all elements in the line – from ceiling sockets over switches to mounting boxes. The new LK FUGA® is the foundation upon which the innovation of the future is built.