issue forty

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From the publisher

The big voices of design have spoken in our Feature and they share their big predictions for the future of industrial design. The most important issues facing designers and business over the next few years are raised by the long list of design experts, including Richard Seymour (Seymourpowell, UK), Ravi Sawhney (RKS, USA) and Pernilla Johansson (Electrolux, Sweden).

In Award, we talk to Michael Mauer, the chief designer at Porsche, about the design of the Carrera 911 – every curve and highlight has been updated to recreate this much-adored charismatic sports car.

Sean Carney, the new chief of design at Philips, reveals the challenges of his new role and the changing landscape within Philips and Philips Design that he is now working in.

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Inside this issue

Exclusive insight into BraunPrize 2012 judging

Exclusive insight into BraunPrize 2012 judging

The first jury session for the BraunPrize 2012 – ‘Genius design for a better everyday’ – is now complete. In its 18th year, the BraunPrize attracted a record number of entries for the highly regarded international design competition. A notable 2399 entrants from 73 countries submitted original design concepts for consideration.

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Dream team

Dream team

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.

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Best product design

Best product design

The 2012 red dot awards for product design recorded an impressive line-up of entries this year from 1800 companies and design firms.

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Cataloguing life

Cataloguing life

When browsing through interiors magazines, one is certain to find iconic pieces. It could be the Eames Lounger, the Jean Prouvé Standard chair or the über-pop George Nelson desk or sofa – all very safe bets in terms of styling.

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Creative culture

Creative culture

Daniele Lago was only 33 when he took over his family furniture manufacturing company, Lago Arredamenti, in 2006.

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Designing for dementia

Designing for dementia

It’s great that we are all living longer, but longevity can come at a price. One in three of us who live to 65 will have some form of dementia before we die.

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Ideas in context

What do a trash can, the Sydney Opera House and the act of delivering a cake to a complete stranger have in common? Each represents an idea that has challenged mainstream thinking.

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Fabric of sustainable society

Fabric of sustainable society

Nature and the landscape are key issues for Gabel, a fabrics brand that produces its textiles in five plants located in three different regions throughout Italy.

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Hit the ground running

Hit the ground running

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.

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Hot off the press

Hot off the press

A certain printer has been causing something of a buzz since it was launched at the end of last year. But it is unlike any we’ve ever seen before. Aptly named Little Printer, it’s small, it’s quirky and once, maybe twice, a day it will print a miniature personal newspaper.

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Vintage revival

Vintage revival

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?

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Natural sophistication

Natural sophistication

As the first organic coffee producer in the world, and classed in the top eight coffees around the globe, Peruvian coffee is recognised as some of the best in the world.

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Inherit the Earth

Inherit the Earth

The very particular demands of space exploration have long sought the pointy end of innovation in materials and technologies.

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Sean Carney

Sean Carney

Bringing more than 25 years of experience as an international creative leader in design and management, Sean Carney is the new Chief Design Officer for Philips and Chief Design Officer for Philips Consumer Lifestyle.

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When concepts turn into reality

When concepts turn into reality

How many green kitchens have we seen throughout the years? And how many have actually seen the light of day, successfully turned from concepts to products? The answers to these questions are, respectively, too many and too few.

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