Global Innovator in Fashion, Design, and Sustainability Leadership. Robert Meeder stands as a global thought leader in the dynamic interplay of craft, fashion, design, and sustainability. His expansive 20-year career spans both industry and academia, marking him as a sought-after professor of practice and senior expert. Meeder's expertise extends to his role as a visiting lecturer and a senior expert advisor to European delegations, along with his valuable contributions as a mentor to start-ups.
Meeder's expertise extends to his role as a visiting lecturer and a senior expert advisor to European delegations, along with his valuable contributions as a mentor to start-ups.
With a diverse global footprint that stretches from Scandinavia to the Middle East and Asia, Robert has also made a significant impact in Sri Lanka. His Australian roots and education at the Royal Danish Academy in fashion, coupled with his PhD studies at Högskolan Borås, Sweden, in textiles and management, have underpinned a vibrant and multifaceted career.
In his journey, Robert Meeder has transcended traditional boundaries, blending his insights in innovation, technology, and craft to leave an indelible mark on the industries he touches. His influence is not confined to the academic sphere; it extends into the realms of practice and policy.
Robert's insightful contributions to leading publications like Architecture Digest and Harpers Bazaar have cemented his status as an authority in design. His keen eye for trends and unwavering commitment to nurturing new talent have made him a pivotal figure in shaping the future of design. As a mentor and judge, Robert doesn't just share his knowledge; he inspires and fosters growth in the next generation of designers, making his role in the world of design as inspirational as it is influential.