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Yves of the Future

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Award-winning designer Yves Béhar will deliver keynote address at Palm Springs Weekend of Architecture and Design

Photo: Alannah Hale

As our Weekend of Architecture and Design commences this week, we’re thrilled to welcome keynote speaker Yves Béhar to Palm Springs.

An award-winning Swiss designer and entrepreneur, Béhar is world-renowned for his humanistic approach to forward-thinking design. His innovation spans industries, encompassing robotics and artificial intelligence, health and wellness, sustainability, and smart-home technology. Forbes named him “The Most Influential Industrial Designer in the World.” Vanity Fair proclaimed him “a pioneer of ‘venture design.’” TIME declared him a Top 25 Visionary.

Béhar’s ground-breaking designs include the affordable One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO; the SNOO Smart Sleeper, a technologically advanced baby bassinet; and