issue twenty-seven

twenty-seven

From the publisher

In a fact-finding interview, Oliver Kratzer, the vice-president of the Design Institute of Australia, gives us a comprehensive response to big questions about managing product-development projects.

We also speak to Pernilla Johansson, the new design director at Electrolux Asia-Pacific, about her impressive career and her formula for success. We continue our partnership with the red dot award for product design. I look forward to attending the awards night next month, in Germany.


Inside this issue

Bio active

Bio active

At the Biennial of Industrial Design (BIO) held late last year, the focus was on awarding design projects that proposed creative and innovative solutions to the problems of life today; that were oriented toward sustainable development and social responsibility; and that addressed the special needs of various groups of users.

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An alchemic partnership

An alchemic partnership

Kaleidos, the new chair designed by Michele de Lucchi and Sezgin Aksu for Caimi Brevetti, was introduced at last year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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Opportunities for design in times of crisis

Professor Carlos Hinrichsen is president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), director of the School of Design at the Instituto Profesional DuocUC de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, design director of Design Innovation in the Latin American Region and lead chair of the International Design Alliance (IDA).

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Design is teamwork

Good design is always the result of a trusting collaboration between 
manufacturer and designer. The better the understanding between client 
and designer, the better the result tends to be.

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Morphic imagination

Morphic imagination

Artist Lionel Bawden views our thought processes as organisms morphing 
within our imaginations. Continuously repeating structures that expand in various directions, his works explore the notion of ideas as sculpturally realised forms.

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Like clockwork

Oliver Kratzer is the national vice-president of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and managing director of Ideal Industrial, a Sydney-based design consultancy.

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Rescue mission

Rescue mission

The French design team known as 5.5 designers is on a crusade to save discontinued and obsolete products from the scrap heap.

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Dolphin rescue

Dolphin rescue

Fumunda Marine has developed a new acoustic deterrent device – or pinger – that emits a signal to alert porpoises and dolphins to the presence of commercial fishing gear.

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Pernilla Johansson

Pernilla Johansson

Pernilla Johansson has achieved extraordinary success as a designer for companies such as Electrolux, Philips and NPK. Belinda Stening asked her about her background and career highlights.

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The electronic hearth

The electronic hearth

Television (TV) is a hybrid word coined to describe the transmission of images by electronic broadcasting.

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