issue sixteen

sixteen

From the publisher

UK-based contributor Tessa Chirnside brings us a story about the latest trend developments at Pantone. And Laura Traldi, based in Italy, profiles the work of two Italian pioneers of colour design.

We were honoured to be a media sponsor for the Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame gala dinner this year. It was great to see so many impressive and inspiring companies building business on a global scale.

It’s the season for awards – winners of Australian Design Awards and the Queensland Design Awards also take a bow, in this edition. 


Inside this issue

Industry leaders tap into new markets

As Victorian manufacturing continues to play a key role in competitive global markets and national economic growth, fourteen significant manufacturers have been inducted in the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2006.

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Design in everyday things

Design in everyday things

An assay of the female presence in the early decades of 20th-century Australian design could easily begin by listening to a radio program aired by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in the autumn of 1941.

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Designing colour with form

Designing colour with form

When it comes to colour, we think we know it all. Colour is the typical sort of topic about which everyone has something to say simply because it is available for all to experience. We can all see it, we all get emotions from it, we have all used it in one way or another in our professional or personal life.

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One step ahead

Colourways Australia is a national colour forecasting group providing information on consumers’ continually changing preferences for colour.

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Eliminating toxic electronics

Eliminating toxic electronics

The European Union, EU, has introduced a new directive centred on the elimination and reduction of toxic and/or hazardous substances in new electrical and electronic equipment, EEE.

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Ferrari focus of the future

Ferrari focus of the future

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.

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Lights and brights

Lights and brights

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.

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Releasing the Safety Catch

Releasing the Safety Catch

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.

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Sailing to the top

Sailing to the top

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.

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Sharing digital memories

Sharing digital memories

With research indicating that many consumers do nothing more with digital photographs than store them on a CD, memory card or computer, the Philips digital photo display brings them into your living room.

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Trends before fashion

Experts agree that colour today is a major factor in the success or 
otherwise of a product and its design.

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