issue ten

ten

From the publisher

The feedback on our readership survey will help us plan for future editions and ensure we continue to provide you with the balanced mix of the news and features you have asked to see in your magazine. As an extension to Curve we have launched our global online discussion board on our website, so that you can have your say on design and manufacturing issues.

This issue provides an indepth investigation of CAD, its evolution and future implications for design and manufacturing. It is compiled by leading independent CAD expert, Mark Hubble.

Clive Dilnot has generously shared his controversial views on design and research with Curve’s regular contributor, Denise Whitehouse.

In Profile we take a close look at a manufacturer from Western Australia, Freiberg Furniture, illustrating how tenacity and passion have combined to bring success against the odds.


Inside this issue

A palace to showcase industry

A palace to showcase industry

With the Royal Melbourne Exhibition Buildings listed on the World Heritage Register on the basis that it and the Eiffel Tower are the last substantial reminders of the great nineteen-century Expositions Universelles, it is timely to reflect upon the history of this palace of stucco and glass and its long practice of displaying design objects.

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Rethinking research

Rethinking research

Theorist and historian Clive Dilnot was a keynote speaker at the recent Design Research Society’s FutureGround conference held at Monash University.

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A precious commodity

A precious commodity

Copper is as old as the world. Natural copper was already known to men in 9000 BC, and widely used in a variety of ways. The first copper objects were decorative – because the material was obviously attractive and easy to shape.

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It’s murder on the dance floor 
for the newcomers

An inventory of factors to facilitate the introduction of new materials and assist designers, developers and manufacturers is part of a study undertaken by Ilse van Kesteren and recently presented at the Futureground Conference at Monash University.

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Flushing out the fakes

Flushing out the fakes

Plagiarism has always been an issue in manufacturing. Offenders side step research and development, and produce cheap copies of original products that have taken months, sometimes years to develop.

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Folding food bins

Folding food bins

A plastic foldable bin initially designed for the horticulture industry is set to replace standard cardboard and bag packaging in a number of storage applications and export markets.

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Freiberg furniture

Freiberg furniture

Passion and persistence define Bob Beaver, a leading designer originally from the UK who spent some years learning from world experts before heading to Australia where he continues to impress with his unique style and work ethic.

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Simcoe heads to the US

Simcoe heads to the US

Since commencing his career with Holden as a designer in 1983, Michael Simcoe has been involved in every major vehicle design program Holden has undertaken.

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Showcase for materials

Showcase for materials

The Materialica Design Awards, are an important showcase of Europe’s top design using new material applications. The awards are considered a platform for product engineering and product design in Europe and provide an important stimulus for industry.

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