Next-gen performance wear by 776BC in partnership with Victorian Institute of Sport and BAT Logic is set to change the way athletes and coaches train worldwide.
Domaine de Boisbouchet’s Summer Workshops Program for 2016 is open for bookings.
An outdoor performance shell at Monash University has won the Corian Design Award for 2015.
Three proposals for a landscape architecture student design competition include plans to create inner-city wetlands, activity precincts in an industrial area and disaster ‘resilient’ social parks.
Lexus have created a futuristic hoverboard for its ongoing campaign to showcase the creativity of their brand.
Harley-Davidson showcases its first electric motorcycle with the Project LiveWire.
Carving a new niche in the leisure aviation category is the e-Go single-seat aircraft.
A children’s playground design that tests the senses, Neural Climber is a new creation in children's climbing equipment.
French designed, the TIWAL 3.2 is a high-performance inflatable sailing dingy that is fun, reliable and easy to use
Spectacle brand Safilo celebrates its 80th anniversary with an exclusive capsule eyewear collection designed by Marc Newson.
The Vanmoof Electrified incorporates built-in GPS tracking to enable urban cyclists to locate their lost or stolen bike in seconds.
From now until 31 August, designers from Mathery Studio are at Melbourne’s NGV to teach kids adventurous art
Fuseproject united with Landscape Forms to create MultipliCITY: a collection of outdoor public furniture
With its minimalist styling, Cone is an intelligent music player that learns what you like to listen to.
The Whistle is an on-collar monitor by a San Francisco start-up that enables owners to measure their dog’s activity.
The Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use has been designing large-scale interactive works
In an increasingly energy-conscious era where more and more people are seeking out eco-friendly and sustainable solutions in the home, the Switch Light is a welcome find.
Design collective Numen/For Use has created the Net Blow-up – an inflatable interactive sculpture.
Renault unveils its first concept car outside Europe specifically designed to appeal to young customers in the Indian market.
PowerUp 3.0 is a smartphone-controlled paper airplane that fuses origami and technology.
Sportscar manufacturer Lotus has announced that its first ever motorcycle – the Lotus C-01 – is now ready to hit the road.
The Symmetrick roof cargo box gets a design touch courtesy of Japanese designer Oki Sato
British product designer takes his rescue craft prototype to the beaches of Australia for testing.
Nike’s newest running shoe – Flyknit Lunar2 – combines both style and function in an extremely lightweight package.
A new book from Black Dog Publishing, 'Art and the Internet' explores the way art has been redefined by the internet.
With a maximum speed of 45km/h, the MEIJS electric moped is the ‘green’ solution to traffic jams.
A simple construction kit created by Sweden’s Creatables that allows users to build whatever their imagination desires.
Loop is a bicycle rack concept that is made of flexible rubber to bring brightness and fun to city streets.
adidas launches new shoe designed to give runners more energy under their feet.
Chüne is a playful music device designed for multiple users by simply tapping a phone to the top of it.
Curated by Barber and Osgerby, ‘In the Making’ is an exhibition at London’s Design Museum that captures 20+ objects mid-manufacture.
Famed Iraqi–British architect Zaha Hadid has turned her hand to yacht design. Having conceived a master prototype of a 128 metre yacht, she has now collaborated with German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss to bring it to life in a family of five individual 90m yachts – the Unique Circle Yachts.
Some may argue that an electric superbike wouldn’t be any match for a petrol one in terms of speed and sound.
Design house Studio Proper introduces Proper Audio 1 (PA1) – a portable wall-mountable Bluetooth speaker.
Gallery One wins with a ground-breaking suite of beautifully designed interactive displays at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The creation of a three-string electric guitar specifically aimed at kids has been driven by a passion for music and good design.
In 2012, Tough Mudder had gone global, with 35 events and half a million participants, but it wanted fresh ideas and innovation for new obstacle design.
Speedo’s Fastskin3 Racing System took more than four years and 55 000 hours of research and development.
In our world of mass transit, we have become slightly obsessed with getting to our destinations in the quickest time possible.
Kitesurfing is physically challenging and demands high-performance apparel that is tough and extremely flexible.
The Quantum AMS Saddle was hailed as being the first major breakthrough in saddle technology in 200 years.
Rip Curl’s H-Bomb, the first power-heated wetsuit, was launched in Australia in 2009.
The Tesla Roadster was co-developed by the Lotus Design Studio in the UK, Tesla Motors, Inc. and Bill Moggridge in the US.
The Nike+ Fuelband is a sleek fitness-tracker-cum-wristwatch that can track your activity, and record steps taken and calories burned.
koloro-wagon is a mobile storage solution for the home comprising three stackable boxes, designed by Torafu Architects for Ichiro.
Designed by Alessandro Zambelli for Diamantini & Domeniconi, Ipno is a ‘rocking’ clock that sways to an internal pendulum.
The Endless Stair, a playful yet technically ambitious wooden structure, forms the focal point of the London Design Festival.
A first-of-its-kind international design event will take place in Mexico on 23–27 October.
An open-face skydiving helmet that combines comfort and safety by streamlining cameras and audible altimeters to eliminate line snagging.
A solar-powered car from Eindhoven University of Technology will race in the World Solar Challenge during October.
The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera is revolutionising the way cinematographers work and create, and democratising film production worldwide.
If you could redesign any product, what would it be? Conran might have the answer.
Toyota recently unveiled the Me.We – a visionary concept for a lighter and more affordable environmental car.
Torafu Architects has created a spooky display at the ‘Ghosts, Underpants and Stars’ exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
Breakthrough science on shark sensory systems has led to the design of a new range of wetsuits that deter sharks.
The Stair-Rover is unlike traditional longboards in that it allows the rider to glide down stairs and ‘surf the city’.
A Seattle-based studio, Iacoli & McAllister, is producing a covetable and geometric home range created from common industrial materials.
Airbus reveals what air transport could look like in 2050 at TEDGlobal Edinburgh 2013.
The Helix Tree by Bruce Ramus is a luminous sculpture on display in Melbourne in the Light in Winter program.
BMW Motorrad partner with Roland Sands Design in California to bring a 1970s classic motorcycle back to life.
Industrial design students from the Rochester Institute of Technology created wooden toys for New York design firm Areaware.
Ten Images for Ithaca workshop is a five-day design event to be held from 2–6 September in Ithaca, Greece.
Belgian designer, Carl de Smet, has developed high-tech foam furniture that can expand into shape, like popcorn.
Students from London’s Royal College of Art have designed Eidos – experimental facial masks that give users superhuman sight and hearing.
RCA alumni Merel Karhof has harnessed the wind with the Wind Knitting Factory to produce her first furniture range.
British industrial designer Sebastian Conran has turned the nose from the iconic Concorde prototype into a sculpture – ICON.
The Sustainable Energy Floor is a human-powered interactive floor system that converts kinetic energy from walking or dancing into electricity.
London’s Design Museum Designs of the Year shortlists an impressive line-up of international talent.
Swedish designer Katja Pettersson works across the realms of product design, art and social responsibility to create work that questions our relationships to the objects that populate our lives.
We’ve come to expect portable speakers to be a
certain shape and size.
French automotive manufacturer Renault recently unveiled the Twin’Z all-electric concept car at the Milan Furniture Fair.
In collaboration with Twitter UK, London design studio BERG have created #FLOCK – a unique, limited-edition cuckoo clock.
A New York-based New Zealand entrepreneur has developed a pop-up art gallery using shipping containers – the ArtBloc.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has won a best of the best red dot:product design award
Smool Design unveiled a number of new products and concepts at the recent Milan Furniture Fair 2013, including the Homedia television concept.
Two young Slovenian companies, Visual Brain Gravity and Dimension Two, have teamed up to produce a longboard skateboard.
OUYA – an open source, Android-based gaming console for the TV.
A new line of ‘audio-furniture’ created by Gesa Hansen – one of Europe’s best emerging designers – for Tivoli Audio.
Designer and artist Phillippa Carnemolla brings together art, nature and the community in an exhibition at the Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
The latest concept from German design studio designaffairs is an exceptionally robust yet fully transparent bicycle frame made from Trivex.
Nike’s latest multi-sport training shoe – the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 – has a distinctive design that can be used in the gym, field, track or street.
The Walloff dish is a square dog tray with a moat to collect spillage, taking the mess out of doggy dinnertime.
Dr Luca Marmorini of Scuderia Ferrari will join RMIT University in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
An innovation in timepieces, QLOCKTWO doesn’t display numbers – it spells out the time in words.
RØDE iXY is a recording stereo microphone for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
For most fishing enthusiasts, fishing is a ritual, and fly-fishing is certainly no exception.
We expect our audio products and speakers to look a certain way as they have a particular function to perform.
Traditionally, gumboot shopping probably hasn’t been at the top of most people’s lists for an exciting afternoon.
BLAZE bike light projects a flashing laser image of a bicycle in green onto the road to alert cars and buses, making cyclists more visible
Designer, Dimitrios Stamatakis, was a National Winner (Turkey/Greece/AP) in the 2012 BraunPrize for his colourful thermometer.
iFlash One is a bright new bicycle light that is not only stylish but easy to use and store.
A first-of-its-kind display at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Art of Scent 1889–2012 is an exhibition of perfume scents.
Sky Planter from Boskke is an upside-down pot plant that can be hung from the ceiling, saving floor space in home and office.
We are all too aware of the plight of the honeybee.
You’d have to be blind to have not noticed the plague of brightly coloured retro skateboards that seem to have spontaneously infiltrated the youth of the Western world.
The Nike+ FuelBand won this year’s Best in Show at the International Design Excellence Awards.
In many cities all over the world commuters are increasingly taking to their bicycles for the daily commute.
Turner Duckworth took home the Best of Show Diamond Pentaward this year for their minimal redesign for Diet Coke.
Futuro house was launched in 1968 and made international headlines.
The Neo Volt is a folding e-bike, engineered for inner city cycling designed by Spanish industrial design consultancy, Item Industrial Design.
Time flies for most of us, and Haoshi Design from Taiwan want us to enjoy every moment of it with their Swallow clock design.
For more than 60 years, sports car enthusiasts around the globe have coveted the iconic Porsche. Powerful yet elegant, the elite vehicles merge sportiness with practicality and cutting-edge engineering with design unlike any other car on the road.
Remember cruising around the neighbourhood, back in the day, with the wind in your hair as you pedalled your old road-bike – a steel beast on a slender frame, built to last, taking hills, gravel roads and alleyways in its stride?
Although many designers and inventors come up with good ideas for products, these may never see the light of day due to lack of funding. Without raising the capital, they may forever remain on the drawing board.
From Star Wars to WALL·E, Jay Shuster, art director of Pixar Animation Studios, has a unique knack for fusing mechanics with science fiction.
Industrial designer, Jason Bird and the team at Luxxbox designs have released a furniture range made from recycled plastic milk bottles.
Called Twinnz, this magnetic twin flowerpot system for glass panels gives the illusion of flower pots floating on air.
Created by designer Antoine Lesur for Oxyo in France, this is a savvy multipurpose furniture product for those of us living in tight spaces and small apartments.
Inspired by the Pilates ball, Bounce Chair offers a funky and unique take on the ergonomic office posture chair
Sci-fi structures. Jet-propelled cars. Robots. Most designers spent their teenage years doodling one if not all three of these classic design subjects. As did Jay Shuster, art director at Pixar Animation Studios. Only he has also made it his career.
How can a designer who is considered one of the leading Danish furniture designers of her generation have an impact on an historical electronics brand known throughout the world for the outstanding quality of its technology in audio products?
Many motorbike and scooter riders take their helmets on and off multiple times throughout the day for short trips around town, very often failing to re-fasten them correctly – or else not fastening them at all. Statistics show that over 70 per cent of accidents involving motorcycles happen in Europe, and in Italy this figure soars to over 85 per cent.
Australian design firm Design + Industry among team to help filmmaker James Cameron make record dive in the Mariana Trench in March
The Volvo design team was under extreme pressure to refine its ideas and produce a working model for Concept You.
Astro Studios, located in San Francisco, sees itself at the epicentre of design and technology – and in the city with the highest population of industrial designers in the world, it’s no wonder.
Over 200 eggs designed and crafted by leading designers have been hidden around London.
The world's first internet-controlled cafe plans to make people aware of how design can make things work better.
This three-piece dice set features pictograms that help you choose your good deed for the day.
Making Waves, an exhibition of 12 wooden surfboards opens on 8 February at the Gallery of Australian Design.
Apis is a stackable stool designed with bugs in mind.
Recent graduates from the Royal College of the Arts (RCA) in London, Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, have created a flat-pack leisure boat. The vessel is made from a single sheet of plastic and, like a piece of folded paper, it folds together from a continuous sheet.
New Zealand company Orca, based in Auckland, is a world-leader in design-led innovation in wetsuits and sports apparel, particularly in the field of the triathlon.
Matt Roberts, the head designer at Orca wetsuits in New Zealand, talks about designing wetsuits for world champion triathletes and free divers.
The Wood Ring bench was created from one massive 10 metre long wooden beam.
The Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia has announced it will be exhibiting at the London Design Festival for the first time this September. Here is a sneak preview.
A lightweight and compact quadricycle, the Twizy, will be released in Europe later this year.
This design of an innovative aircraft seat stole the show at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this year.
There’s no denying that Taiwan has become a production hothouse for design, ranging from smartphones to solar cells, but it hardly jumps out as the next fashion capital of the world.
The Aircraft Interiors Expo, which is held annually in Hamburg, Germany, during April, is the world’s largest dedicated cabin interiors exhibition. It provides a platform for manufacturers and designers to showcase how flying might look in the future.
Curve spoke to Ronald Lewerissa, creative director at FLEX/the INNOVATIONLAB in the Netherlands, about a recent packaging design project for Grolsch and the important steps involved in the successful facelift of this iconic brand.
Capital Growth: The Piggy Bank Project is an exhibition of 3D printed piggy banks.
Grolsch is an authentic Dutch beer brand with a great deal of history and heritage.
The red dot product design awards night this week in Essen was a glittering affair.
It can be a tough world out there for student product designers once they leave university. So it’s always heartening to come across a recent graduate who is (quite literally) paving a successful future for himself.
A product design student from the University of Dundee has created a TweetingSeat.
The Tape Lamp, created by Transparent House in San Francisco is constructed from now outmoded cassette tapes.
Using interconnected discs of moulded PVC, Italian architect, Gaetano Pesce has designed this ankle boot for the Brazilian footwear brand, Melissa.
The aim of the high-speed train concept, called Mercury, is for it to become the next British design icon, following in the footsteps of Concorde, the Spitfire, Rolls Royce and the Routemaster bus.
The Dunlop Footwear team, of Pacific Brands, have been burning the midnight oil to restore the iconic Australian footwear brand – the Volley – to its former glory.
It’s a transport solution that is larger than a bus and doesn’t need fuel – you make it, you pop it in the water and you don’t have to worry about fuel or maintenance
It took almost five months for the catamaran with the PET-bottle hulls to make its way from San Francisco to Sydney – that’s almost two months slower than planned.
Hong Kong. What industries spring to mind? Banking? Shipping? Property development? Product design is hardly high on the list.
The US and Canadian ski teams had a distinct advantage at this year’s Vancouver Winter Olympics. Not only were their ski suits developed by leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand Spyder and extremely aerodynamic, but they also incorporated a new kind of intelligent shock-absorbing material developed by UK innovation company d3oTM Lab.
In our world of mass transit we have become slightly obsessed with getting to our destinations in the quickest time possible.
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.
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.
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.
Boasting fifty-three wins at last year’s red dot awards, Taiwan is a rising star in the international design world. So when this small island nation decided to put on its own design competition, it was hard not to stand up and take notice.
Standing by his Digital Cabinet project at the aDaptation exhibition in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week, Jon Stam explained his credo: “Everyone is a designer. Everyone designs tools and systems to make their lives easier and more meaningful. This is why I like to have discussions over my work with people of all backgrounds.”
A new building material is poised to take the architectural world by storm. POLLI-brick, a recycled polymer brick made from old PET drinking bottles, has been developed by a company based in Taiwan, Miniwiz. Light, transparent, strong, thermal, versatile, affordable and 100 per cent recycled, it threatens to revolutionise construction sites.
A collaboration between two Hungarian design firms, IVANKA Studio and Kucsera-Maurer Strategic Design Consultancy, has produced an unusual, yet beautifully minimal, reinterpretation of the archetypal gravestone. Seeyou concrete gravestone was launched at this year’s Milan Design Week.
Since Nike leapt into the world of recycling with its Reuse-A-Shoe program in the early 90s the footwear leader has committed talent and resources to constantly improve its design standards in line with environmentally preferred materials.
Well-worn and much-loved tourist maps of major global cities make the perfect holiday souvenir. Whether they are maps of gardens, bus routes or railway systems, the best maps will find their way into photo albums or scrapbooks of international travel.
There is a place where designers’ dreams come true, where visionary sketches and ideas slowly – but surely – evolve.
We tend to associate surfing with the warmer climes but that’s set to change with the release of a new wetsuit designed for icy conditions.
A dress fashioned from fungus and a sofa that blooms, make the most of an interplay of art, technology and design involved in the creation of products and garments made from biomaterials.
Three hundred architectural sculptures are showcasing Australia’s architectural diversity at the Venice Architecture Biennale in an exhibition entitled Abundance.
The International Convention of Infants’ Rights approved by the UN states it very clearly: playing is a fundamental right of all children. This statement – at first glance – seems to have more to do with educational experts than with designers or architects.
The Bose Corporation has been producing state-of-the-art hi-fi products for more than forty years. Its classic speakers, headphones and audio systems have been prized by generations of music lovers, technicians and sound gurus.
The corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr Amar Bose, a researcher investigating ‘psychoacoustics’ at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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.
A knife is not a multipurpose tool; it is designed exclusively as a cutting tool. When a knife blade is used for a screwdriver, hole punch, scraper, wire cutter or prising lever, the result can be a disaster for the blade, the blade point and the handle assembly.
When artist Suzann Victor was briefed to design a kinetic installation for the Singapore National Museum, she responded with Interrogating Time, a set of moving lights and chandeliers featuring some unique automation technology.
Retro. It was a golden word in the auto industry for a while. And, of course, car designers are keen on linking the past with the present. But recently the failure in the marketplace of some retro designs has automotive executives scratching their heads and thinking maybe ‘retro’ isn’t a fail-safe way to go.
Designer Sascha Mikel believes that a unique process of cause and effect can define a product’s personality – that the production process is the design.
Korban/Flaubert is a Sydney-based design and production workshop founded in 1993 by metal specialist Janos Korban and architect Stefanie Flaubert.
He started off as a physicist before giving in to his passion for design.
Yet his two years at the physics faculty proved to be a good investment
for the future. Thanks to his knowledge in materials, Romolo Stanco
is now a designer of international standing.
Leveraging their combined experience in product, interior, environmental design and project development, Emilie Lecouturier and Céline Poncelet created Atelier Blink in 2006, a forward-thinking design studio based in Brussels.
Curve editor Belinda Stening spoke to Alexandra Korndörfer, BMW’s International head of colour and trim design for the M and Individual vehicles, when she was in Melbourne recently.
A bike lamp has won the 2007 Australian Design Award. The Gator LED headlamp is designed and manufactured by Melbourne-based Catalyst Design Group.
Curve editor Belinda Stening spoke to Dr Shinmi Park, a very future-focused designer and art practitioner.
Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki’s work, spanning thirty-five years, was celebrated at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, late last year. The exhibition featured 200 works from the designer’s illustrious career, representing a lifetime of achievement.
Philips Design has developed a series of dynamic garments as part of an experimental project called Skin, which is studying what lifestyles might be like in 2020.
London has a certain attitude. There is a gritty reality that gives London its individuality and appeal. You come to expect a different class of creativity, an edge. As London’s Design Week commenced, it seemed the city’s reputation was at stake.
Designer Berto Pandolfo is curating an exhibition at the University of Technology Sydney on the theme of security, with work by established Australian designers korban/flaubert, Bernabei Freeman, Robert Foster, Ruth McDermott, Stefan Lie, Adam Goodrum and Schamburg Alvisse.
Three members of the colour and trim team at General Motors Holden in Melbourne spoke to Curve’s Belinda Stening about local and international trends in automotive colour.
Student designers from thirteen countries have created an exciting exhibition of Ferrari vehicles of the future, now on display at Germany’s Red Dot Museum.
With more than forty years experience in boat building, it’s easy to see how Dave Warren could sell a $20 million yacht based on a few sketches on a scrap of paper.
With a brief to design a trophy to capture the spirit of sport in Australia and reflect the values of the ‘new football’, a number of Australian design agencies created various concepts.
If play is the way a child learns about the world around them, what does this mean for designers and manufacturers of toys?
It looks exactly like an old handset. And yes, it actually is. Only, it is connected to a cell phone, as an alternative to a wired headset or a Bluetooth device. It is Penelope, courtesy of the UK studio Hulger.
Can good design breathe life into todays latest technologies? It seems that Sony believes so.
The Design for Asia Award, established three years ago by the Hong Kong Design Centre, is dedicated to promoting design excellence and raising awareness amongst the business community as well as the general public.
A concept car that combines a blast from the past with some of the latest in automotive technology has been unveiled to the public. The Holden Efigy, a reincarnation of the original 1953 FJ Holden with new concepts, is more like a hot rod than a family car.
Maeda mixes his own colours and this is really the essence of Maeda’s work. He uses technology and machines to satisfy his artistic requirements.
Australian artist and designer Simone LeAmon will soon take up a position with renowned Italian lighting manufacturer Oluce.
Ruth McDermott is a Sydney based industrial designer who now specialises in lighting design.
Ignacio Germade, head of Motorola’s UK and Singapore design centres, is responsible for Motorola’s industrial and interface design for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asian regions.
The notion that men love gadgets is one that’s likely to die hard, but the fact is that women now buy more gadgets than men – at least in the US. According to the Consumer Electronics Association in America, women spent $55 billion of the $96 billion spent on electronic goods in 2003.
The Solivoid was created as a lounge space for visitors to Designex in Melbourne this year. The inflatable floating construction provided a welcome break from the hectic exhibition atmosphere
The winner of the overall Australian Design Award this year was Sydney based Surf Hardware International. The award recognised the company’s design and development of the H2 surfboard fin, a simple product with an impressive history.
Michelin has revealed its latest technology – airless tyres that have a technological twist.
It’s cool to be single... especially if you’re a flower and have your very own ‘vase deferens’.
One of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay, symbolises the gathering of countries across the Commonwealth. And for the 2006 relay, a Melbourne industrial design consultancy has created a world first baton to carry the Queen’s message to the athletes.
The ultimate LA auto machine is compact and comfortable judging by the extravagant entries in a new competition for design studios at the LA Auto Show and Conference.
A waterless dishwasher that looks like a rock pool has won first prize in a global design competition from Electrolux.
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.
For me the making process starts with my interactions with commonplace things and the spaces I move through. I can observe the emotional attachment that I feel for things and the different and sometimes surprising ways in which objects provide pleasure or security or a challenge for uses.
George Cant, an industrial designer from Newcastle, has a dream job – living in Canada and designing snowboards for one of Canada’s largest snowboard manufacturers, Option Snowboards.
Imagine bored city-based children going for a horse ride in the countryside without leaving their living room. It is possible with Virsual, an interactive game designed to mimic the ‘true life’ motion of a rocking horse.
When a collection of contemporary Australian design is presented to an international audience the first question that may well be asked by the viewer is how is this Australian? Where is the Australianness?
Transportation design takes on many forms.
The market for kids’ products – digital games, toys, video productions, literature etc – is in continuous growth, with new propositions investigated daily.
Proving that it is still possible to make something from nothing, a Melbourne design team has created a high fashion accessory out of recycled cricket balls.
Designer Simon Lloyd has enjoyed success in several design areas.
His felt and ceramic objects are featured in galleries and museums from Australia to Japan and Denmark.
Despite a loss of some high profile sports brands like Spalding and Speedo overseas, Australian designers continue to amaze with an impressive variety of innovative sports related products being developed around the country.
In the 1920s, his grandfather established a boat design studio in Buenos Aires.
An Italian automative design team headed by Gianni Pedone is behind a new Honda scooter concept, the Tamago was unveiled at the International Milan Motor Show last year.
Inspired by the way children’s pop up picture books work, twenty-seven year old designer Burgo Wharton has created an innovative packaging system for the disc media industry.
A different twist on ‘designing for the environment’ can be found at One Planet – a Melbourne based designer and manufacturer of equipment for the outdoor adventure market.
“Kids ask for it by colour... red for raspberry rumba, purple for cranberry kiss, blue – tropical mango and the black and white soccer ball version is lemon kick.”
The Tactile Dome, an exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, has captured the imaginations of millions of visitors over many years
RipCurl's SlickSkin wetsuit introduces a new way of surfing
Paul Weaver of Design College, Queensland saw a need to lift the profile of a mundane but highly sought after canine snack ... an animal hide edible teething disc sold loose in pet shops.
What’s in a name? In the early days of the Australian motor industry in the late 1800s there were many patriotic names favoured for local cars – Austral, Australia, Australis, Roo, Shearer and Southern Cross
As a 13 year old Bruce Halcro Candy loved nothing more than to tinker away in his workshop, combining his love of music with an aim to create the ultimate amplifier.
What looks like a prawn, moves like a prawn and sounds like a prawn... but isn’t a prawn?
Footwear design may seem a somewhat unusual passion for a young kid growing up in Melbourne. But for Derek John Yuen a childhood dream has landed him at the top of his profession.
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