issue twenty-two

twenty-two

From the publisher

Technology brings you the latest news and views on software, hardware, prototyping and other technical matters. Package covers packaging awards, new concepts and improved processes.

We also highlight the Connecting ’07 World Design Congress held in San Francisco late last year, following our media sponsorship of this landmark event. Industrial designers from all corners of the globe gathered to share and discuss the major issues impacting on design today.

And in our feature story we interview Yves Béhar, from fuseproject, best known for the design of the XO laptop for the One Laptop Per Child program. He discusses the development of the XO and talks candidly about partnering with clients to build a highly successful design business.


Inside this issue

Design guru moves on

Professor Peter Zec, head of red dot design promotion and Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, recently handed over the presidency of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) to his Chilean successor, Carlos Hinrichsen.

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A fresh cure

A fresh cure

Designed by Mark Lee, plntd is a clever alternative to packaged medicinal herbal products that promotes the cultivation of fresh medicinal herbs for healing at home.

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Clement Meadmore

Clement Meadmore

The Australian industrial designer Clement Meadmore (1929-2005), whose design career was overshadowed by his international reputation as a sculptor, began studying engineering at Melbourne Technical College (later Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) at the age of seventeen.

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Connecting up at the congress

Connecting up at the congress

Held in late October last year, Connecting’07 was an incredibly frenetic and fruitful gathering of industrial designers from around the globe. The overall aim of the organisers, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) to connect people, ideas and to inspire, was achieved well beyond expectations.

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Indian style

Indian style

Manoj Kothari is cofounder and director of Onio Design. Onio, based in Pune, India, is an established innovation and design consultancy with a diverse range of clients – from local Indian start-ups to multinationals.

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Lab gets results

Lab gets results

Design prizes known as the Best of the Best were presented late last year to design graduates in Melbourne, Australia, for their innovative projects.

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Making cradle to grave a reality

Making cradle to grave a reality

A New Zealand designer is looking at ‘cradle to grave’ design, literally and practically. Greg Holdsworth has developed the Return to Sender eco-coffin, mindful of environmental concerns and “a more natural approach to death”.

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Meeting of minds

Meeting of minds

Africa and Scandinavia. Geographically, politically and historically two worlds apart – yet united by a similar approach to crafts and design.

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Rolling on the river

Rolling on the river

Designer Sascha Mikel believes that a unique process of cause and effect can define a product’s personality – that the production process is the design.

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Seal of approval

Seal of approval

Pentawards – the first worldwide competition dedicated exclusively to packaging design – announced its list of winners late last year.

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Swinging high

Swinging high

When artist Suzann Victor was briefed to design a kinetic installation for the Singapore National Museum, she responded with Interrogating Time, a set of moving lights and chandeliers featuring some unique automation technology.

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The democratic design 
of Yves Béhar

The democratic design 
of Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar and his San Francisco design studio fuseproject are well known for the design of the XO laptop for the not-for-profit One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, formed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by architect and computer scientist Nicholas Negroponte.

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