issue eleven

eleven

From the publisher

We look at influences of consumer awareness and government legislation. To illustrate the current developments in eco-design we have included case studies where theory meets best practice with outstanding results.

Sydney-based Berto Pandolfo reveals how cross-cultural life experiences have influenced his design process and pragmatic outlook.

For the first time in its history, the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay will be tracked and recorded, thanks to Charlwood Design, of Melbourne. Paul Charlwood shows how his baton design captures the latest technology.

This issue also brings a visual feast of automotive concepts, storage design ideas and classic chairs.


Inside this issue

Tests needed to define new laws

Design is such an integral part of our society and our business world that we often take it for granted. Do we even notice that a paper cup containing our take-away coffee is a ‘designed’ product?

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A pragmatic Italian

A pragmatic Italian

Berto Pandolfo migrated from Italy to Australia with his parents in the 1950s, growing up with a strong Italian heritage. As a child he spent much of his time making things in his grandfather’s workshop.

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Cruising comfort on wheels

Cruising comfort on wheels

The ultimate LA auto machine is compact and comfortable judging by the extravagant entries in a new competition for design studios at the LA Auto Show and Conference.

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Harvest time in the city

Harvest time in the city

Peach is a fruit storage and refrigeration unit for people living in high density, inner city dwellings. Matt Smith of Punga Design in New Zealand explains:

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Off the wall

Off the wall

The traditional ‘do it yourself’ shelf construction has taken on a new dimension with a beautiful creation from Italy, called Wallboarding.

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Partnerships that sustain

A huge gap exists between the North and the South of the world in terms of use of natural resources: twenty percent of the world’s population is using eighty percent of its natural resources while eighty percent of the world’s population is poverty-stricken.

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Pop up space saver

Pop up space saver

The classical paper folding Chinese take-away box has provided plenty of inspiration for a new range of Tupperware containers.

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Progress and profit in eco-design

Progress and profit in eco-design

In search of some answers, Curve Editor Belinda Stening talks to John Gertsakis, an adviser to industry and advocate for a greener approach to product development, design and manufacture.

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Return to the classics

Return to the classics

A symbolic Emeco chair, popular in the 1950s, has been rejuvenated and updated following its discovery on the auction website, eBay. Designed by Adrian van Hooydonk, the updated ‘1951’ was at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan exhibition this year.

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World first baton for longest relay

World first baton for longest relay

One of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay, symbolises the gathering of countries across the Commonwealth. And for the 2006 relay, a Melbourne industrial design consultancy has created a world first baton to carry the Queen’s message to the athletes.

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