DeTnk is an online think tank dedicated to everything relating to modern contemporary design, architecture and interiors. It is a design marketplace for the trade and acquisition of quality design, an online curated space showcasing the work of up and coming and established designers and a platform dedicated to providing the latest and most interesting news, articles and discussions on contemporary design.
DeTnk brings the world’s designs online connecting them with news, interviews, opinions, exhibition and exchange. Born from the desire to bring a fresh perspective to the contemporary conversation on design while expanding the margins of design discourse and debate into a public forum, DeTnk is an accessible destination for design enthusiasts and collectors.
Who We Are
Benjamin Faga – Editor in Chief
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Benjamin is a writer, consultant, and information specialist. His experience working across multiple disciplines - including: design, science, art, economics, and computing - allows him to source and create content that is both accessible and wide-reaching. As the Editor of DeTnk, Benjamin works to provide his readers with quality content and information; keeping them updated on the latest in the design community. He is also the editor of the DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report 2011, which he compiled to ensure readers are well informed of the emerging market.
Rabih Hage – Founder + Curator
Rabih is an Architect, Designer, Curator and owner of Rabih Hage Gallery and Design Studio.
With a forward thinking approach Rabih curates cutting edge furniture and works from up-and-coming designers and established talents, whilst his Design Studio creates beautiful interiors and architecture with a unique contemporary vision. His work has been recognised with numerous awards including Interior Designer of the Year in the 2004 idFX BIDA (British Interior Design Association) Awards. As an authority on collectible design, Rabih also acts as an advisor to collectors.
Max Fraser – Contributing Editor
Working as a design author, journalist and curator Max is the founder of the bestselling book series Design UK (2001, 2003). His publication Designers on Design (co-written with Sir Terence Conran, 2004) highlighted the contemporary influential design leaders; whilst his most recent work is the monograph BOEK on the Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek (2006).
Max advises and nurtures new designers showcasing their talent at exhibitions in London, Milan and New York. He lectures internationally and has advised on judging panels for a number of prestigious design awards. As a consultant for private companies and government bodies he is an authority on contemporary design and offers insight into the current ethos and direction of design.
Gillian Russell – Founding Editorial Director 2007-2008
Gillian is a designer, curator and currently the Editorial Director of the online design think tank DeTnk. She is a lecturer in the Art, Design and Architecture department at Kingston University, London, where she is currently teaching at the Master’s level.
Gillian received a MEDes (ID) from the University of Calgary, Canada, November 2007. Her research and professional interest areas are ubiquitous computing and digital design alongside contemporary design’s relationship to the museum environment. She has written extensively on the topic of design criticism as well as the importance of context as it relates to design and has contributed to a number of international and local design conferences.