Wednesday, 16 December 2015

BODW Hong Kong - Creative Victoria delegation

Design Institute of Australia delegates James Harper FDIA, Ian Wong FDIA and Claire Beale FDIA at BODW in Hong Kong.

BlackBOX - Tianjin testing

Testing for upcoming BlackBOX exhibition in Tianjin China.

Ai Wei Wei - NGV

Ai Wei Wei at NGV

Premiers Design Awards - Food Justice Truck

Bernie Walsh concepts for the award winning Food Justice Truck project. The project was the joint winner of the Premiers Design Award 2015.

Food Justice Truck - Premiers Design Award winner 2015.


RMIT University Mace

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

BODW 2015 - Bluesmart Alejo Verlini

Bluesmart co-founder Alejo Verlini presented at the IoT session of BODW 2015 in Hong Kong.

Bluesmart Co-Founder Alejo Verlini 

BODW - Charles Adler KickStarter

KickStarter co-founder Charles Adler presents at BODW 2015 in Hong Kong

Alberto Alessi - Hosier Lane Melbourne Australia

President and CEO of Alessi SpA Alberto Alessi visits Hosier Lane in Melbourne Australia.
Melbourne designers for Alessi Susan Cohn, Adam Cornish and Jim Hannon-Tan tour Melbourne's famous lanes with Alberto Alessi.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Australian Billy - Willow

The Billy is an iconic Australian tin can for boiling water.

The Wilson family registered this design for an Australian Billy as one of the many innovative products designed in Melbourne for their brand Willow.

Australian innovation - Billy tea can registered design by Willow

Australian innovation - Billy tea can registered design by Willow

Australian bushman boiling a billy to make a cup of tea.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Kambrook 8L Family Urn - Robert Pataki Design

The Kambrook 8L Family urn is a classic Australian product used in community halls, footy clubs and tea rooms all across the country.

Designed in Melbourne Australia by Robert Pataki Design the Kambrook 8L Family Urn.

Kambrook Family Urn designed in Australia

Packaging for Kambrook Family Urn designed in Australia

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Bunnings - Silvan Spotpak 55L and 25L sprayer

The Redline 55L was designed in 2013 for my long standing client Silvan Australia. Manufactured in China the 25L and 55L are patented in the US and registered designs in Australia.

It was great to see the products on display in Bunnings in my home town of Shepparton this past weekend. 

Redline 25L and 55L Spotpak sprayers on sale at Bunnings in Shepparton.

Redline 25L and 55L Spotpak sprayers on sale at Bunnings in Shepparton.

Previous post on the design of the Silvan Redline 55L spotpak sprayer here.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Co-Design: Ingrid van der Wacht

Please see attached details of the upcoming CO-DESIGN - Close the Gap for your clients event presented by ideasondesign Tuesday December 1st.

Tickets here.

CO-DESIGN - Close the gap to your clients with Ingrid van der Wacht

Making Public Sector more Effective

Public sector service providers and designers have the chance to come together to explore the implementation process of co-design with one of Europe’s leaders in the field, Ingrid van der Wacht of PROUD, from the Netherlands. The seminar and workshop will assist service providers and designers looking for innovative ways to improve the efficiency and user outcomes of public sector services for social innovation. Sharing tangible examples from the PROUD project Europe, attendees will be able to share knowledge across practices and the opportunity that can arise from cross pollination between designers and health and well being planners.

The seminar will be followed by a workshop to provide a small group the opportunity to get hands on experience putting the PROUD process into action.

We invite you to join us on this discovery tour of Co-Design from Proud, share your experiences and find potential collaborators for your future projects..

About Proud

PROUD: People, Researchers and Organisations Using Design for innovation and co-creation.

PROUD is a group of organisations from across Europe funded by the European Regional Development Fund exploring co-design as a strategy to get citizens and stakeholders involved in the formulation and solutions to problems.

Proud recognises the special role of co-design in user-centred design and improving public services that is underlined in the Report and Recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board: Design for (smart, sustainable + inclusive) Growth & Prosperity. This report states that ‘Co-design methods can ensure that public services are comprehensible, transparent and accessible. They can also provide the basis for the development of new services focused on real needs.’ During the course of PROUD the partners have worked with the following definition of co-design distilled from this report: ‘Co-Design is
a community centered methodology that designers use to enable people, who will be served by a designed outcome, to participate in designing solutions to their problems’.

Ingrid van der Wacht

Ingrid van der Wacht is a project manager and concept developer who has been involved in the collaborative design of successful social innovation projects in Europe. Van der Wacht is an ambassador for Design for Europe, an organisation that supports design innovation within public and private sectors across Europe. Prior to this, she was the development and project manager for PROUD Europe (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co creation and innovation). She is also the international projects manager for Dutch Design Week. She works from her own company Factor-i.

With a background in communication sciences, foreign languages and marketing, Ingrid has also worked as a moderator, facilitator and keynote speaker for, among others, the Budapest Design Terminal Province of Brabant, Tilburg University, Cite du Design St Etienne, University of Arts Katowice, Cieszyn Castle and Semana de Design Rio.

In addition to her professional commitments, Ingrid works -on a voluntary basis- for projects involving green and creative economies, aging, social inclusion, education,
fair food, health, participatory policy making as well as concepts of re-use and repair.

Silvana Izzo

Ingrid will be joined by Silvana Izzo following the seminar to explore how Co-design maps with out public health framework. Silvana is a consultant, educator, occupational therapist, somatic experiencing™ trauma practitioner and education and training coordinator, at Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)

Silvana has 25 years of experience and practice in a variety of sectors inclusive of health and human services, education and training, community development, philanthropic, social and private enterprises; working in roles that promote social inclusion and the building of community capital.

Guided by ideas of intersectionality and informed by concepts of diversity; Silvana has spent her career supporting projects and initiatives that promote the expression of multiple truths in the formation of individual and collective identity, connectedness, belonging and voice – co creating contexts where people can be both seen and heard so as to meaningfully participate in the shaping of their lives.

Silvana is a health and wellbeing consultant in Victoria offering education and training, supervision, strategic support and both group and individual counselling and trauma renegotiation in conjunction with her public health role in supporting culturally responsive practice,  service development and education in mental health across Victoria.

Recently she has lead two co-design projects in her state-wide public health role regarding culturally responsive mental health services and migrant and refugee carer voice in service design and development.

Seminar and Q&A

Through case studies and tangible examples this Ingrid van der Wacht will explore:
• The principles of Co-Design- designers and public service providers working together.
• How co-design supports health and wellbeing services to develop inclusive, collaborative     and consultative models of care.
• How does co-design make services more effective for the end user.
• What is the end users experience of co-design.

Ingrid will be joined by Silvana Izzo to explore how the principles of co-design map with the public health framework.

Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Where: RMIT University
             Building 80, Level 7, Room 01
             445 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Tickets: $48*

Networking Lunch
Join Ingrid, Silvana and attendees for a networking lunch following the seminar. Match service providers with designers for future collaboration.

Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Time: 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Tickets: $25*

* Please note, all tickets attract an additional Eventbrite booking fee and GST.

Interactive Workshop (limited to 20 places)

This interactive workshop is for people who are new to co-design - an approach where private or public sector developers and designers collaborate with end users to design new products, services or spaces. The workshop will explore the fundamentals of great co-design with the aim of equipping participants to undertake effective co-design projects. Co-design is like travelling and exploring. This workshop offers a travel guide to let you join the journey PROUD Europe partners, made during their discovery tour. The tools from the PROUD discovery provide tips of how to start up a co-design journey yourself. You will be taken through the PROUD process and will be able to begin setting up your own process. You will certainly gain a deeper understanding of what co-design may mean for you and your environment.

1.15 – 1.20 Welcome and overview of the PROUD Academy
1.20 – 1.30 Warm Up
1.30 – 1.40 Summary of co-design principles
1.40 – 2.15 Distributed tasks
2.15 – 2.25 Where do you get your ideas from?
2.25 – 2.35 Why is it important to get ideas from as many people as possible?

2.35 – 2.45 Break

2.45 – 3.00 Expertise capture scenario
3.00 – 3.15 What would you do to creatively engage individuals?
3.15 – 3.30 Exploring and challenging assumptions
3.30 – 3.45 Techniques to go beyond the average
3.45 – 4.05 Considering time and tempo of the project
4.05 – 4.15 Bringing the workshop to the best possible conclusion

Date:  Tuesday 1st December 2015

Time:  1.15pm to 4.15pm

Where:  RMIT University
              Building 9, Level 01, Room 03
              Bowen Lane, Melbourne

Tickets: $125 +GST and booking fee

Tickets are also available for all three events, at a discounted rate of $180

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (AEDT)
RMIT University (City Campus)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Alberto Alessi - Melbourne Australia

Alberto Alessi Public Lecture Melbourne Australia

A capacity crowd at Deakin Edge enjoyed the public lecture by Alberto Alessi President of Alessi SpA  presented by Melbourne Movement. This event was supported by Monash Art Design and Architecture and the Design Institute of Australia.

Founder Professor Kjell Grant is honoured by Melbourne Movement President Ian Wong during the introduction to the Alberto Alessi Public Lecture.

Alberto Alessi in Melbourne Australia. 
L-R: Susan Cohn, Albeto Alessi, Adam Cornish, and Jim Hannon-Tan

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Melbourne Movement - List of designers

Melbourne Movement is a talented mix of young Australian designers, determined to build an international reputation for cutting edge Australian design. Melbourne Movement was founded in 1999 by Kjell Grant, an accomplished designer and professor of design at RMIT University.

Fostering and promoting products by excellent young designers and informing the public, retailers and manufacturers of the value and standard of design in Australia, are the core objectives of Melbourne Movement.

Melbourne Movement have exhibited at Salone Satellite in Milan every year since 
its inception in 1999.

Text from the catalogue for BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia  ISBN 978–1–921994–38–8

List of Melbourne Movement members.
This list is being compiled and is not currently complete or comprehensive.

Jim Hannon-Tan
Nick Rennie
Chris Peters
Cameron Snelgar
Lisa Vincitorio
Oliver Field
Adam Cornish
Lisa Formaggin
Yolanda Kosim
Zsuzha Kun
Louisa Kwan
Aerin Kwon
Anara Malbayeva
Meagan Oglesby
Kate Steele
Tate Anson
Alex Cummins
Jiyoon Kim
Dusko Lapcevic
Jack Martinich
Jasna Manolios
Yoowan Yang
Vivian Chang
Ed Linacre
Jiyoon Kim
Vivianne Kollevris
Tracy Tung
Rebecca Crooke
Nick James
Andy Zhou
Dale Hardiman
Adam Lynch
Matthew Harding
Rowan Turnham
Hugh Altschwager
Max Harper
Mitch Rose

Alessi - Australian designers

The following is a list of designers from Australia who have designed products for Alessi.

Marc Newson
Berto Pandolfo

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Cohncave bowl - Susan Cohn

‘Memory Containers’ was the project theme set by Alessi for two hundred invited international designers and artisans in 1990. Following the success of her show in Tokyo that year, Susan Cohn, a gold and silversmith from Melbourne, was invited to participate.

Inspired by early Australian colonial meat safes constructed from timber with perforated metal panels, Cohn designed a large diameter twin layer fruit bowl. 

In each unique Cohncave bowl the two perforated layers are offset to produce a moiré pattern. Cohn’s concept for a mass produced artisan piece saw the Cohncave short listed to a final group of nine designs. 

All short listed designers submitted sketches – except for Cohn – who presented an exquisite prototype still prized by Alberto Alessi. The Cohncave was released in 1992 and Cohn would become the first of many Melbourne designers to work with Alessi.

Text from the catalogue for BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia  ISBN 978–1–921994–38–8

Cohncave bowl designed by Susan Cohn for Alessi

Moiré pattern created in the Cohncave bowl was inspired by early Australian meat safes.

Cohncave bowl designed in Melbourne by Susan Cohn for Alessi

Alessi Cohncave bowl designed in Melbourne by Susan Cohn

Cohncave bowl designed by Susan Cohn for Alessi

Cohncave bowl designed by Susan Cohn for Alessi

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Alberto Alessi - Public Lecture presented by Melbourne Movement

One week to go. Hoping you can squeeze this one in……

Alberto Alessi - Public Lecture 
Thursday November 5th 2015
Deakin Edge 
Federation Square
Melbourne Australia

General Admission: $15

Design + Industry - BlackBOX Melbourne

Jim Hannon-Tan visited Design + Industry this week while he was in Melbourne for his public lecture at Monash Art Design and Architecture.

Creative director Paul Taylor demonstrated projects including the Signos portable ultrasound project featured in BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia.

Jim Hannon-Tan, Paul Taylor and ian Wong at Design + Industry in Melbourne.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Melbourne Movement - Kjell Grant and Jim Hannon-Tan

Melbourne Movement founder Professor Kjell Grant was delighted to catch up with Jim Hannon-Tan during his recent visit to Melbourne.

In 2001 after seeing the clamp leg table Kjell selected Jim to join Melbourne Movement and invited him to exhibit at Salone Satellite in Milan. Jim bought a one way ticket to Milan that year and this week was one of his rare return visits to Melbourne.

Melbourne Movement founder Professor Kjell Grant and designer Jim Hannon-Tan.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Jim Hannon-Tan - SensiLab Monash University

Professor Jon McCormack provided Jim Hannon-Tan with a guided tour of SensiLab at Monash University this week.

SensiLab is a new concept in research led by Information Technology at Monash University.

Devices like Quad Drones, Oculus Rift and Google Glass are used by researchers at SensiLab.

Jim Hannon-Tan with Google Glass at SensiLab at Monash University

Jim Hannon-Tan with Professor Jon McCormack at SensiLab at Monash University views research utilising the Oculus Rift .

Professor Jon McCormack and Elliot Wilson demonstrate the Visualising Ankor project at SensiLab - Monash University.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Jim Hannon-Tan - International Tangible Interaction Lab

Industrial Designer Jim Hannon-Tan visited the International Tangible Interaction Lab at Monash University while visiting Melbourne this week.

Ian Wong, Jim Hannon-Tan and Dr Stephen Wang at the New Horizons Building at Monash University

Dr Stephen Wang demonstrates features of the patent for the Smart Chair to Jim Hannnon-Tan during his visit to the International Tangible Interaction Lab at Monash University.

International Tangible Interaction Lab

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Jim Hannon-Tan - Alessi in Melbourne

The upcoming lectures by Jim Hannon-Tan and Alberto Alessi in Melbourne provided material for Ray Edgar in today's copy of The Age and online.

Melbourne Movement founder Professor Kjell Grant is acknowleged by Jim in the article and Melbourne Movement designers Lisa Vincitorio and Adam Cornish also are mentioned.

Jim Hannon-Tan and Alberto Alessi feature in article in The Age by Ray Edgar.

Jim Hannon-Tan - Free Public Lecture

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Alberto Alessi - Public Lecture Deakin Edge Melbourne

Celebrating the links between Melbourne designers and his family company Alessi  S.P.A. CEO and President Alberto Alessi will share a lifetime of design at a public lecture in Melbourne on Thursday November 5th at Deakin Edge.

Alberto Alessi - Public Lecture 
Thursday November 5th 2015
Deakin Edge 
Federation Square
Melbourne Australia

General Admission: $15

Alessandro Mendini's anthropomorphic Anna G corkscrew for Alessi

Monday, 12 October 2015

Tom Dixon - Lighting Milan 2015

Tom Dixon performs at The Cinema - Milan Design Week 2015

Tom Dixon - Etch Shade