About Us

Arkellia Design

Arkellia Design is a branch of Arkellia (www.arkellia.com) and was founded by Laetitia Barbu to integrate Collaborative Design into different activities and projects within Arkellia. Within the “Design thinking” approach and particularly “Design Driven Innovation”. “Design-driven innovation” is an approach that describes how to design an innovation that provides the customer with a new meaning.

Arkellia Design est une branche d’Arkellia (www.arkellia.com) et a été fondée par Laetitia Barbu pour intégrer le principe de Conception collaborative dans différentes activités et projets au sein d’Arkellia. Dans le cadre de l’approche dite «Design thinking» et notamment «Design Driven Innovation». «Design Driven Innovation» est une approche qui décrit comment concevoir une innovation qui propose aux consommateurs un sens nouveau.

Illustrious North Nordisk Kulturfond

ILLUSTRIOUS NORTH is a Lab concept that makes use of children illustrators work to rethink the relation between young people and their environments…

Recent Projects

  • Illustrious North – Nordisk Kulturfond
    Learn more about ILLUSTRIOUS NORTH project, launched in January 2020! ILLUSTRIOUS NORTH is a Lab concept that makes use of children illustrators work to rethink the relation between young people and their environments. It is developed based on concrete needs to foster cross-sector collaboration (bring together the experience from different sectors to identify and analyseContinue reading “Home”
  • Interactive illustrated apron using AR – PARTAGE Geneva food bank
    We have worked in 2019 for PARTAGE, la banque alimentaire genevoise, the Geneva Food Bank (Switzerland). A great collaboration for Wear-Abouts Design to educate around food waste and the work of food banks through an interactive illustrated apron using augmented reality and allowing you to visit the hall of the Partage foundation in a newContinue reading “Home”
  • Helsinki Children’s Design Week 2019
    We are delighted that our workshops designed for schools and children/families, entitled “A secret garden” have been chosen by the Helsinki Children’s Design Week and will be held in September 2019 at the Annantalo house in the heart of Helsinki! This year’s theme is about ‘learning climate’ and the workshops will be held in relationContinue reading “Home”


Milan Design Week 2020

June 2020 – Wear-Abouts educational garments and accessories presented at the Milan Design Week – Opificio 31!

WORTH WE Valencia 2020

The event will go over two days from the 6th – 7th of March 2020 and is packed full of industry personnel and the new generation of the WORTH community. Range of insightful round table discussions, inspiring lectures and amazing opportunities for networking that brings together all the WORTH stakeholders under one roof.

Helsinki Children’s Design Week 2019

13 – 14 – 15th of March 2019 – The event addresses the theme ‘a secret garden’ in relation with the Annantalo house shared garden and its ecosystem. https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/events/childrens-weekend-a-secret-garden/

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