issue thirty-two

thirty-two

From the publisher

In our Feature, Brigitte Evrard, co-founder of the Pentawards packaging awards program, discusses important trends in packaging design. Laura Traldi, our European editor, reports on the growth and success of today’s design industry in Poland. 

Laura also brings us the story behind Camper’s brand strategy and our Process story about DMY Berlin and Create Berlin’s Open Process exhibition, which re-evaluates the way designers create.

For our Move segment, our new contributor, from the UK, Tanya Weaver talks to Nick Talbot design director at Seymourpowell about the AirCruise, a luxury airship concept powered by natural energy.


Inside this issue

All aboard the design train

All aboard the design train

Turkey did it. A couple of years ago, it started showing off its best talents in collective exhibitions all over the place, then hosting international design events in its capital, Istanbul.

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Design team of the year

Design team of the year

The Hilti design team has won the red dot: design team of the year award for 2010. Hilti has been supplying the global construction industry with technologically cutting-edge products, systems and services since 1941. Starting as a small family company, it is now a global player with some 20 000 employees.

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Designership and authorship

Authorship as identity - We all understand what it is to be an author. We identify a series of books through characters. Think: Harry Potter. The author’s individual style also identifies the author as the common source of texts. Think: Dr Seuss.

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The total package

The total package

Most people don’t realise that when they buy packaged goods there is a huge amount of work behind it, from designers to packaging producers.

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Successful freedom

Successful freedom

Its name means ‘peasant’ in Catalan. It’s old and insular, because it was born more than a century ago on a small Spanish island. It despises life on the fast track. It does not follow fashion but focuses on comfort above all.

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Smart sportswear

Smart sportswear

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.

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Postmodernism and the future of software

I have often wondered if there is a word that means a longing for a time before one was born. I would use this word to describe my long-held infatuation with the modern era of the last century.

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Tell us how you do it

Tell us how you do it

How often have you heard the sentence “I could make it myself” referred to a contemporary art piece or, increasingly, an experimental piece of furniture?

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