issue thirty-four

thirty-four

From the publisher

Our feature on design for health, focuses on the ground-breaking products, systems and environments that the team at Philips Healthcare have been developing – for hospitals, clinics, the home and in the field. 

Sean Hughes, the new chief design officer for the healthcare division, and Eric Silfen, the chief medical officer, give their insights into this challenging and complex world.

A new industrial design duo at Pacific Brands Footwear in Melbourne reveal how they have lovingly restored an iconic tennis shoe from the 1930s to its former glory.

In Comment, the enigmatic Paul Hughes, a director at the creative strategic agency Lava in the Netherlands, shares his clear vision for a design ecology – where cooperation and consultation are key. 


Inside this issue

Awarded for innovation

Awarded for innovation

The Design of the Decade 2010 competition celebrates the importance of industrial design's contribution to society and business success.

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Celebrating design in all its forms

Celebrating design in all its forms

In 1959 His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh launched the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design with the aim of lifting the nation out of post-war austerity by rewarding elegant solutions to design problems.

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Designing the future

Designing the future

Irish-born Paul Hughes is a director at the creative strategic agency Lava, based in the Netherlands. He advises and consults to governments and businesses worldwide, assisting them to develop strategies and to stimulate cultures of design – Hughes calls these cultures Design Ecologies.

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New train of thought

New train of thought

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.

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Happy camper

Happy camper

How much can you pack into a car? With a bit of industrial design, it turns out quite a lot!

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Disruptive by design

Disruptive by design

Luke Williams was in his home town of Melbourne recently and took time out to talk to Curve editor Belinda Stening about his book Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, by FT Press.

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People first

People first

In the complex world of design for health, Philips Healthcare is well recognised for their groundbreaking, people-focused healthcare solutions.

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Restoring the Volley

Restoring the Volley

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.

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Plastics from the sea

Plastics from the sea

It’s absurd to see so much plastic killing fish and sealife like corals when it could be recycled into vacuum cleaners

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Heart on your sleeve

Heart on your sleeve

More than a device, it’s a system – a website, mobile application and a series of mobile devices that are able to detect environmental factors to monitor conditions for cardiac patients

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Rock and Rollz

Rock and Rollz

A high-quality rollator that allows seniors to retain effortless freedom of motion – and to do so in style

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