Saturday, 17 March 2012

Philips CID - The designers

Philips Centre for Industrial Design in Melbourne Australia was an award winning team of industrial designers based in a studio in Clayton. Over two decades from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s this studio attracted the most talented industrial design graduates across Australia to apply for a position that would offer an exciting international career. The Philips global policy established under Knut Yran provided opportunities to travel and work at the Philips CIDC Eindhoven for these young Australian industrial designers. The experience of working in Eindhoven with legends like Syd Mead and amongst the global talent employed by Philips was career changing for most who had this unique opportunity.


Syd Mead rendering for Knut Yran and Philips CIDC Eindhoven.


Classic Philips house style rendering on grey canson paper by Ian Edgar for the 465 Deluxe colour television. This work was completed by Ian whilst in Eindhoven in 1975.


Those Australian's who are known to have worked at Philips CID Melbourne are listed below.

Industrial Designers - Clayton
Robert Ian EDGAR
Robert PATAKI
Graham DUELL
Guido CALKOEN
John WESTWOOD
Barry CRONE
David NAIRN
Mario MATKOVICH
Ross WHITEHEAD
John HADLEY
Andrew MORAN
Barry QUANTRELL
Mark ARMSTRONG
Don ROBERTSON
Jon SEDDON
Andy VONG
Ray DUNCAN
Greg FOSTER
Daphne FLYNN
Alfons van MAANEN
Carol PATSIAS
Stephen HOLMES
Warren HALL
Peter MARPLES

Jan HUYBOOM (Netherlands)
Gerry WEST (US/Australia)

Product Engineering
Ross WILLIAMS

Graphic Design
Lesley McGEE
Debbie RITCHIE

Model Makers
John HOBEN
Ken EADES
Alan TURNER

Administration
Liz KING
Pat ROGERS
Kathy ELY


The trip to Eindhoven recorded in the passport of Ian Edgar like so many of the Philips CID team.





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