issue forty-four

forty-four

From the publisher

Global brands are integrating design into the fabric of their business models to create award-winning and revolutionary products.

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera on our cover is a perfect example. We spoke to the CEO of Blackmagic Design, Grant Petty, to bring you insight into why the camera was created and why it has reinvented film-making.

In Process, designer Stefanie Kubanek reveals how a program of collaboration with design students – from the US, Japan and Sweden – and a traditional Austrian crystal glassware manufacturer is benefiting everyone involved, with amazing outcomes.

Car design guru, Tom Matano, graces our Profile segment in style. In Interview, we speak to design icon, Ken Cato about his recent recognition as a member of the Order of Australia. 

In Technology, we expose how LED lighting is giving designers and manufacturers new and refreshing opportunities to take the way we light our world to a new and impressive experimental level.

The November Chair features in our Materials story. The chair is made completely from wood and designed with great attention to detail by the team at VeryDay.


Inside this issue

Tom Matano

Tom Matano

Mazda’s iconic pastille-shaped MX-5 changed the face of sports car motoring when it launched in 1986. Designed by Matano, it’s now the world’s best-selling convertible sports car.

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Boosting the Knoll brand

Boosting the Knoll brand

Although a strong brand – well known all over the world and very much considered one of the iconic names in furniture design – in Europe, the market share of Knoll truly does not match its reputation.

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China stars

China stars

Lenovo have been crowned Red Dot Design team of the Year for 2013.

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Clearing a cinematic pathway

Clearing a cinematic pathway

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera is revolutionising the way cinematographers work and create, and democratising film production worldwide.

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Green picnic from Brazil

Green picnic from Brazil

We all love alfresco eating – whether a family barbeque by the pool, a sumptuous feast at the beach on a hot summer day, or a good old-fashioned picnic with chicken sandwiches and apple crumble at the local park.

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Ken Cato AO

Ken Cato AO

As an eminent designer and successful businessman, Cato has built an 
award-winning global design company over 43 years, with offices in 12 countries.

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Passion for table culture

Passion for table culture

Tableware and decoration for kitchen and households is a highly competitive and fast-moving industry, in which design is a crucial economic instrument.

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Shedding some light

Shedding some light

Retro high tech. Most new lights presented at the latest Euroluce show in Milan can easily fit under this dual umbrella.

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Sweet November chair

Sweet November chair

The November chair, designed for Artipelag – the highly acclaimed new art and design centre in Stockholm’s archipelago – is a beautifully crafted chair made entirely from wood.

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Crystal bright sparks

Crystal bright sparks

Nachtmann’s heritage as a glassmaker extends over two centuries and the company was looking to shape a path for its future, while respecting its past.

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Through the looking glass

Through the looking glass

Google Glass, the first wearable computing device conceived for mass production, will not hit the high street for a while.

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Visionary vehicle

Visionary vehicle

Toyota recently unveiled the Me.We – a visionary concept for a lighter and more affordable environmental car.

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