issue fifteen

fifteen

From the publisher

In contrast, we profile a Tasmanian manufacturer who is making evacuation and emergency safety equipment for international clients in marine and naval industries.

We are pleased to introduce two new contributors to Curve.

Michael Bogle recollects how the harsh Australian way of life created a boom in water carrying products, while Tessa Chirnside, from her base in the UK, brings us a story from London’s Royal College of Art, detailing some thought provoking design outcomes.

The beautiful images in Laura Traldi’s article in Global View highlight how designers are working with old and new forms to integrate today’s technology with reflections of the past.   
 


Inside this issue

A game of opposites

A game of opposites

It looks exactly like an old handset. And yes, it actually is. Only, it is connected to a cell phone, as an alternative to a wired headset or a Bluetooth device. It is Penelope, courtesy of the UK studio Hulger.

Play, Rest, You

Adapting to harsh conditions

While ‘Built for Australian Conditions’ was one of GMH’s earlier marketing slogans, ‘Australian conditions’ designed and built some of our earliest manufactured goods.

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State of the art sustainability

State of the art sustainability

Practical innovation by an Australian company is showing how foresight backed by investment and robust research and development can deliver exemplary environmental outcomes on a global scale.

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Winning the winners’ trophy

Winning the winners’ trophy

With a brief to design a trophy to capture the spirit of sport in Australia and reflect the values of the ‘new football’, a number of Australian design agencies created various concepts.

News, Play