MetaDesign parent Lost Boys is to merge with Sweden-based Icon Medialab International, subject to shareholder approval.
The merged company will be managed from Amsterdam, Lost Boys’ home territory, where Rens Buchwaldt will become chief executive officer. The board will consist of three Lost Boys members, including founder and chief executive officer Michiel Mol, two IconMedialab staff and two independent board members.
The moves will be proposed at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 18 January.
Meanwhile, MetaDesign former chief innovations officer Charly Frech, who left the company last month (DW 20 December 2001), has confirmed his intention to spend the next year teaching new media and communications.