issue nine

nine

From the publisher

In Comment, Richard David Hames, eminent futurist, illustrates how ‘deep’ design will shape the world we live in over the next twenty-five years and discusses the importance of ethics.

Managing director of the Décor Corporation, Brian Davis talks about how his company has emerged as a leading Australian manufacturer, and how a simple wine cooler became an award winning icon, coveted worldwide.

We introduce the notion of building personal long-term relationships with emerging manufacturing powerhouse, China.

A candid interview with Ross Lovegrove, during his recent visit to Australia illustrates his unique take on design... “It is how to apply creativity to good effect; it is bringing something of value to people. It’s an art form.” 

Structural packaging is big business for Dutch design consultancy Flex Innovation They are taking fruit juice packaging to new heights.
 


Inside this issue

Building business offshore 
(starts at home)

Building business offshore 
(starts at home)

How do you successfully expand an industrial design business while keeping its culture intact? As more Australian consultancies look to establishing satellite offices interstate and offshore, Curve turned to the team at Blue Sky Creative for some insight.

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Cooking up ideas

Cooking up ideas

An essential part of our everyday experience is the making and consuming of food. Yet, even in the home in which nobody does more than heat up a take-away, the paraphernalia of the kitchen remains part of the domestic landscape.

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Water tight design for a rainy day

Water tight design for a rainy day

Rainwater harvesting at a domestic scale is becoming easier and more cost effective in urban settings as water conservation becomes a major national imperative.

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Décor

Décor

Décor products are marketed to fourteen countries including the US, Japan and the UK. The Décor range now numbers more than 400 products including kitchenware, insulated carry bags, and even some pet products.

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Organic design for new values

Organic design for new values

Design visionary Ross Lovegrove recently visited Australia as guest of Euroluce, and presented a lecture at the Sensoria Conference, organised by the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT.

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Shaping a taste for Scandinavian design

Shaping a taste for Scandinavian design

The current vogue for Scandinavian design recalls a time when an alternative first emerged to challenge the British and American hegemony of local design. Dr Simon Jackson looks back at the early influence.

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Victoria celebrates design diversity

Victoria celebrates design diversity

Australian designers across a variety of design disciplines and industries entered more than 300 projects for the State of Design 2004 Awards, based in Victoria.

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