Oona speaks and writes regularly on living in the future as well as producing her annual home report on the future of design, home, architecture, and building.
Oona comes from London and has worked for more than 25 years as a trend consultant, speaker and author. As well as writing about building and living in the future she has worked on many studies and reports for the Zukunftsinstitut. As a trend consultant Oona has worked for international firms such as Unilever, Beiersdorf, Philip Morris and the Deutsche Bank. Her speech customers range from architectural conferences to universities, the building industry and the interior design branch.
Oona speaks and writes regularly on living in the future as well as producing her annual home report on the future of design, home, architecture, and building. As a trend consultant she has worked for international firms such as Unilever, Beiersdorf, and the Deutsche Bank. Oona has spoken at congresses across Europe, from Finland and Portugal to Switzerland and Slovenia, booked by everyone from the IAA, ISPO, Female Future Festival, BMW, Villeroy & Boch, as well as top design, building and architectural fairs, and even a congress for midwives (see Events/References). She works with everyone from home design and building companies to organisations, associations, local government and city councils. No project, company, event or stage, is too small (or too large).
Oona is proud owner of an Irish passport, has lived and worked throughout Europe, hitched through Africa, and has taken up surfing and boxing the wrong side of 50. She worked for many years as a TV and print journalist for the Observer in the UK and currently lives in her experimental self-designed Future Evolution House in Vienna with her husband Matthias Horx, occasionally with their two grown up children, Tristan and Julian, and a mad dog called Bubbles.