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Ideas kept clean and simple

Ideas kept clean and simple

With a focus on beauty, sustainability and craft, the human touch was a feature of entries in this year’s US based Industrial Design Excellence Awards.

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East melds with west

East melds with west

People who are passionate about objects – designers above all, but also artists, artisans and general enthusiasts of material culture – know that the value of an artifact goes well beyond its function or appearance.

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To market, to market

A fundamental principle when marketing products is not to engage in behaviour that misleads or deceives consumers, or that is likely to do so. But what does this mean in practice? Reality TV show The Block was in the spotlight recently when authorities investigated whether the prices of the houses being sold as part of the show had been underquoted to the market – a practice that can mislead consumers about price expectations.

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Sizing up the competition

Belinda Stening, Curve editor, spoke to three awards-program directors - Brandon Gien, Chelsea Sutula and Ralph Weigmann about their design award programs.

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