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David Karpathakis Thalen

Head of Product Development at Better Shelter

David Karpathakis Thalén, who will take part in the Barcelona Design Summit with the speech ‘Designing a home away from home’, is the Head of Product Development at Better Shelter, a Swedish Social enterprise with a mission to improve the lives of persons who have had to flee armed conflicts and natural disasters.

Better Shelter designs and develops modular post-emergency shelters and strives to provide displaced families with a safer and more dignified home away from home. David recently joined the company after many years developing and managing products for parents and young children at BabyBjörn. At Better Shelter he leads a talented team of designers and engineers in the continuous development of the company’s product portfolio. He has a Master of Science in Design and Product Realization from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.