Industrial designer, photographer, publisher, writer, sculptor
Mike Wilson is an industrial designer who never really knew what he wanted to do. His 20 year design career has roamed from commercial furniture to outdoor clothing and equipment. Along the way he has designed industrial tools, equipment for hospitals, banks and trains, packaging, lighting and ceramics.
Creative side ventures have included commercial photography, co-founding of cycling adventure magazine Journey, running the World’s fastest classic Mini at the Bonneville Salt Flats and a 6 year stint teaching industrial design at Otago Polytechnic School of Design.
Mike currently splits his time between running his design studio, Meccanica, out of a small house clinging to the hills in Wellington New Zealand and working with the team at Formway Design Studio. He believes wholeheartedly in design as a tool to enrich and improve lives.
Amer Sports // Director of Advanced Materials Development
Drummond Lawson is the director of advanced materials development for Amer Sports in Vancouver. A lengthy education in environmental chemistry led to work as the director of sustainability at Method Products in San Francisco and as a Cradle to Cradle research scientist at EPEA Hamburg. Drummond has done other serious professional things but mainly attempts to steer most conversations to his stunning recent win in the highly competitive "1990s skis and one-piece zip suit" category of the Payak nordic ski race.