issue thirty-one

thirty-one

From the publisher

Sean Hastings, vice president for product design and development at Speedo International, and Scott Boot, global wetsuit manager for Billabong, shed light on the complexities of design for sport in the water.

Rogier van der Heide, the new chief design officer for Philips Lighting, has impressive credentials in lighting design. In Profile he shares with us his views on the importance of this very specialised and exciting area of design.

And in Technology, we talk to Mark Bertinetti, senior industrial designer at ResMed, about the new, next generation, S9 Series CPAP device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.
 


Inside this issue

Bigger than ever

The winners of the red dot product design awards for 2010 have been announced. Despite the global downturn, the red dot program received a higher number of entries than in previous years.

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Centred on design

Centred on design

The new products coming out of Taiwan are a far cry from the infamous Made in Taiwan brands of the eighties. Spread across 4000 sleek square metres of shiny high-rise within one of Taipei’s hi-tech software parks lies the Taiwan Design Centre.

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Measuring design value

Professor Dr Peter Zec, president of red dot, and Burkhard Jacob, head of the red dot institute for advanced design studies, have released a book, titled Design Value – A strategy for business success.

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Design for victory

Design for victory

In no other field is so much importance attached to the perfect handling characteristics of technical aids as it is in sports. Equipment serves to enable participants to achieve maximum performance, where sometimes only milliseconds or millimetres can decide between success and failure.

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Design for sport

Design for sport

Design breakthroughs in products for sport are, it seems, a very closely guarded secret, in a cut-throat and competitive marketplace involving some powerful players.

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Monopoly anomaly

Virtually all creative works in the design world are equal at the outset, in that they automatically enjoy copyright protection as an artistic work (typically in the form of drawings or sketches).

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Hatching ideas

Hatching ideas

Curve editor, Belinda Stening, spoke to Spanish designer, Eduardo del Fraile, about his clever design for salt packaging.

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Economy of form

Economy of form

Simplicity is something that many brands – especially technological ones – often strive to achieve. Coupling innovation with elegance, performance with style and modernity with tradition are nowadays no longer just a plus, but almost a necessity.

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Unleashing the domestic gourmet

Unleashing the domestic gourmet

Award-winning French designer Matali Crasset has gleaned her time and research spent observing the notorious French pastry chef Pierre Hermè to create the Essentiel de Pâtisserie collection for Alessi – touted as the ‘must have’ tools for all pastry chefs.

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The power of small things

When it comes to selecting ice-cream, Italians are among the best. The ingredients should be all natural, the cream and milk of the highest quantity, and the range of flavours available should be exotic and unexpected.

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Lighting the way

Lighting the way

Philips recently announced the appointment of Rogier van der Heide in the newly created position of chief design officer for Philips Lighting. A role that has already been established within the Philips Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare Sectors, creating the position in Lighting is seen as a further step in elevating the role of design in the company.

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