Sunday, 21 December 2014

Designed in Melbourne - Kambrook Axis Eco Kettle

The Kambrook Axis 360 Eco Kettle was designed in Melbourne Australia in 1993-94.


The Kambrook Axis 360 Eco Kettle was designed in Melbourne Australia.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kambrook - Powerboard advertising

Tina Arena and the Young Talent team promote Kambrook products during Young Talent Time in the early 1980s. Tina Arena is shown holding the PB1 power board designed by Robert Pataki Design for Kambrook.



Tina Arena advertising the Australian designed Kambrook power board in the early 1980s.

Designed in Melbourne.







The PB2 Powerboard designed by Robert Pataki Design featured in the 2010 exhibition '175 Years of Design in Victoria' curated by Ian Wong.


Robert Pataki Design - Melbourne Australia


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Stuart Devlin - Australian decimal coins

Fifty years ago in 1964 Stuart Devlin was selected to design Australia's new decimal coins. This work was a significant achievement for Stuart at the time and the nation celebrated his design talent during the extensive public advertising campaign as we went decimal in 1966.



Designed in Melbourne - Australian 20 cent coin with iconic platypus design by Stuart Devlin.

I have interviewed Stuart for my research and viewed his original sketches at the Australian Mint Museum in Canberra. See previous post here

BlackBOX - Design & Innovation in Melbourne


BlackBOX - Design & Innovation in Melbourne

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Kambrook Powerboard - World's first electrical power board.

The common electrical power board was first manufactured by Melbourne company Kambrook in the 1970s. I remember selling this product from my our family business Wong's World in Shepparton in 1979. In 1987 while living in London I recall looking for a powerboard but realised only double adaptors existed in Europe at the time.

Frank Bannigan founded Kambrook and the electrical engineer who invented the power board in 1972 was Peter Talbot. 

In 1991 while at RMIT I ran a second year industrial design studio with Peter Talbot and Kambrook.  

Designed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Kambrook power board  - the world's first power board.


Kambrook power board  - the world's first power board.





Decor - Cheese tray and cover

This cheese tray and cover is a very early Decor product by Brian Davis Plastics from Melbourne Australia.


Decor cheese tray and cover

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

sensiLab - Monash University


sensiLab - Monash University

sensiLab is a response to the challenge of how to do innovative research in the internet age. Rather than targeting a single discipline or application area, the lab is based on the atelier model of an agile, collaborative workshop that inspires new ideas by making things. Built broadly around the intersection of visualisation, interaction and digital fabrication, sensiLab will serve as a networking hub, bringing together “anti-disciplinary teams” who work collectively to tackle challenging research problems that cannot be solved by a single discipline alone. Combining low-cost technologies with initiatives such as fablabs, maker spaces and hack labs, sensiLab aims to “build the future” by initiating change rather than just responding to it.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

MADANOW 2014 - Monash Art Design & Architecture Graduate Exhibition

MADANOW - Monash Art Design & Architecture Graduate Exhibition 2014 will commence on Saturday November 22nd and close on Friday December 5th.

Opening Event Friday Novemeber 21st at 6pm.


MADANOW - Monash Art Design & Architecture Graduate Exhibition 2014

Download PDF poster here.


WHERE
Monash University
Art Design & Architecture
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East, Victoria

DATE / HOURS
22 November – 5 December 2014
Monday to Saturday
10am – 5pm

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Tactica One - Kickstarter

Design Institute of Australia councillor and director of Chijoff + Co Mike Chijoff has launched a kickstarter campaign for the Tactica One a precision tool for your beer. The kickstarter campaign will run until December 14th so share the links and support Melbourne design and innovation.


Tactica One - a precision tool for your beer launched on kickstarter.



DIA councilor Mike Chijoff from Chijoff + Co launches Tactica One on Kickstarter.


Tactica One - a precision tool for your beer launched on Kickstarter.


Tactica One - Kickstarter


Tactica One - a precision tool for your beer.


Tactica One - a precision tool for your beer ideal for a Xmas gift.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

STILL - Multiclip logo

On a recent visit to a Melbourne factory I was pleased to see the identity for Multiclip is 'STILL' using the original artwork I did many years ago.



STILL - Multiclip logo designed by Ian Wong


STILL - Multiclip logo designed by Ian Wong


Rob Adams - MPavilion


Rob Adams forum at MPavilion


Rob Adams forum at MPavilion in Melbourne


MPavilion


Rob Adams forum at MPavilion in Melbourne


Ian Dryden - Swanston Street Light


Swanston Street Light designed by Ian Dryden for the City of Melbourne.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

China Creative Design Week 2014

The Design Institute of Australia China representative Ian Wong and practice member CobaltNiche's Conceptual Design Manager Bernie Walsh were keynote speakers during China Creative Design Week 2014.


Ian Wong - Design Institute of Australia presents at China Creative Design Week 2014.


China Creative Design Week 2014


Bernie Walsh Conceptual Design Manager - CobaltNiche presents at China Creative Design Week 2014


China Creative Design Week 2014


Keep Cup designed in Melbourne by CobaltNiche featured in the keynote presentation 'Australian Rules - Design & Innovation in Australia' by Ian Wong - Design Institute of Australia


Award winners for designnova presentation at China Creative Design Week. 


China Creative Design Week 2014 - Press coverage.





Monday, 6 October 2014

Beijing Design Week 2014 - Art On Chairs


Luciano Benetton - Art On Chairs - Beijing Design Week 2014


Art On Chairs - Beijing Design Week 2014

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar

Dashilar is located southwest of Tiananmen Sq near Qianmen Gate and Dashilar Alley is just one of many sites for events at Beijing Design Week 2014.

The Australian Design Industry Delegation visited Dashilar on Thursday Sept 25th as Beijing Design Week was just winding up.


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashialr Alley


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar Alley - Far Media Lab Project


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Air $ Value


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Air $ Value


Beijing Design Week - Dashilar District


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar Precinct


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar - Coutryard House Plug-In
People's Architecture with Ian Wong, Rohan Nicol and Ian McArthur from the Australian Design Industry Delegation.


Micro-Yuan'er project in Dashilar precinct at Beijing Design Week 2014.


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar - Bibliorium
Australian Design Industry Delegates Andrea Myles, Dr Brandon Gien, Jess Scully, Debbie Ryan and Oliver Kratzer.


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar
Australian Design Industry Delegation member Ian McArthur UNSW exits exhibition by Tsinghua University Architecture in Hutong along Dashilar Alley Beijing China.


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Tsinghua University Architecture - Dashilar Alley


Beijing Design Week 2014 - Dashilar Precinct