Designspeaks presents Surf, Soul and Commerce


Surf, Soul & Commerce

Designspeaks is a 52 Limited effort

While surfing culture has always had a subset of vagabonds, nomads and minimalists intent on living an intentional life, selling is not necessarily selling out. But what exactly does a successful passion-based company look like in surf? Join us for a one-of-a-kind Designspeaks that will ride the line between design and product.

Hosted by COSUBE and CENTRL Office in their newly-opening East Burnside bridgehead location, we'll bring brand veterans and young guns together to discuss themes of sustainability, authenticity and profitability in the surf industry today.

Ticket includes food, drinks, admission to the program, and a limited edition silkscreen poster by Erik Abel.

RYAN HITZEL, Founder of Roark Revival
KATE LARRAMENDY, Design & Sustainability Director of Toad&Co
MIKE LYNCH, Founder of Imperfects

Panel will be moderated by NATE BORNE, former general manager of Snow Peak.

About Designspeaks

Designspeaks exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communication, experience, film, graphic, and industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.

Past Speakers

Steering Committee