Thursday, 29 September 2016

Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016

Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016


Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016



CSIRO 3D printed 'Chop or Yang'


Concave designed by Susan Cohn


Cobalt designed 4300 Handheld FTIR


WiFi invented by the CSIRO 

Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation - Beijing Design Week 2016







Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation exhibition Beijing Design Week 2016







Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation


Dates:

28 September-6 October, 10:00am-6:00pm daily
Venue:  
L Building 2nd Floor, 751 D.Park,  
No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. 
Curator: 
Ian Wong 
Website:



Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation is an exhibition that celebrates design and innovation from Australia. The exhibition will feature sixteen digital archives with iconic Australian innovations like wifi, the bionic ear, polymer notes, and innovators including Marc Newson, Michael Simcoe and Denton Corker Marshall.
The exhibition design theme highlights the invention of wifi by the CSIRO in Australia presenting cloud based content on IOS devices utilising an app and mobile content delivery technology developed by Art Processors.

Curator Ian Wong is collaborating with a traditional Chinese artist merging ancient Chinese craft with the latest lightweight metal 3D printing technology. The resulting 3D printed traditional Chinese seals (yang) are featured as the “trigger” for this sustainable and innovative interactive exhibition.

The digital archive for each project is activated automatically as visitors approach each individually crafted seal resting on a small podium.


Innovation and cloud based technologies represent the future and this exhibition highlights Australia’s proud history of innovation and celebrates our contemporary design professionals.


http://china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/events.html



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Usain Bolt gold medal running shoe concept sketch

This morning in Suzhou Bernie Walsh created a speed sketch inspired by Usain Bolt's 100 metre Olympic games gold medal win in RIO2016 today. Bernie is an outstanding educator and expert on digital sketching practice for industrial design. Bernie posted the sketch in WeChat to our Monash University students in Suzhou just hours after Usian Bolts history making third Gold Medal achievement in Rio. The speed sketch drew inspiration from the new Puma top worn by Bolt this morning.


Running shoe concept sketch inspired by Usain Bolt's RIO2016 Olympic Games 100 metre gold medal win.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 - Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle


Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 - BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia

L-R: Peter Russell-Clarke, Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle and Ian Wong
Photo - Elleni Toumpas

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 - BlackBOX

BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia presented by Melbourne City Council and Monash University is a feature event as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016. An official opening was held at Melbourne Town Hall on Friday April 29th.

BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia
Melbourne Town Hall
Old Met Shop Gallery 
Cnr Swanston and Little Collins
April 26-May 8th
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am-4pm

Note: It is best to download the app before you get to the exhibition. We have a small number of iPods for android users and have experienced high demand over the past week.

Drop in or book online now

Official opening with Dr Gene Bawden Monash Art Design and Architecture, curator Ian Wong.

Guest speaker Peter Russell-Clarke, curator Ian Wong and Cr Jackie Watts

BlackBOX curator Ian Wong - Monash Art Design and Architecture


Official opening of BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia at Melbourne Town Hall


Official opening of BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia at Melbourne Town Hall


















Official opening of BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia at Melbourne Town Hall


















Official opening of BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia at Melbourne Town Hall

www.blackboxmelbourne.com





Wednesday, 2 March 2016

BlackBOX - Lord Mayor of Melbourne opens BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia


Lord Mayor of Melbourne Cr Robert Doyle officially opens BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia in Tianjin China.


L-R: Professor Zlatko Skrbiš - Monash University Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), curator Ian Wong - Senior Lecturer Monash Art Design and Architecture, Professor Xue Chenqi - Head of Department of Industrial Design Southeast University, Lord Mayor of Melbourne Cr Robert Doyle.


BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia. Tianjin China


Gallery 1895 Tianjin University


BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia. Tianjin China


BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia. Tianjin China


BlackBOX – Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia is an exhibition that celebrates design and innovation from Melbourne Victoria Australia. 

The black box flight recorder was invented in Melbourne in 1957 by David Warren. Adopted as a standard air safety device it is installed on all commercial aircraft so this innovative research has had global impact. 

The analysis of data captured by a black box flight recorder provides valuable insights that help to ensure future air travel is safer. The BlackBOX research project has captured raw data about the history of design and innovation in Melbourne and the exhibition acts as an archive for future analysis and research. 

The exhibition layout references Melbourne’s town planning, with the Hoddle grid inspiring a field of sixty four 3D printed boxes. Products designed by professional designers that have endured are featured with most still in production. A digital archive for each project is activated as visitors approach an individual box. 

The pure geometric cubes represent solid state memory and reference the idea of the black box. They give voice to an untold history of design and innovation from Melbourne. Actual flight recorders are neither black nor box shaped. The content is viewed utilising Melbourne based Art Processors innovative mobile content delivery solutions. 

The app is available for iOS mobile devices using wifi which highlights the invention of wifi by the CSIRO in Australia. 

Ian Wong 
Curator

Friday, 5 February 2016

Stuart Devlin - Designer of Australia's iconic decimal coins.

The enduring design work by Stuart Devlin for Australia's decimal coins is celebrated in BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia. The 50th Anniversary of the release in 1966 of the coins will soon be celebrated on February 14th 2016.

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Stuart at his home on several occasions and I have also visited the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra to view his original sketches.

BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia will be exhibited in Tianjin China from February 29th to March 28th 2016 and in Melbourne April 26th to May 6th 2016.


Stuart Devlin designer of Australia's iconic and enduring decimal coins released in 1966.


Iconic Australian decimal coins designed by Stuart Devlin.


Coins featured in all 64 3D printed boxes in BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia.


Coins featured in all 64 3D printed boxes in BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia.


BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia at Expo in Citta as part of ExpoMilan 2015.


Video of BlackBOX app featuring the coins and demonstrating the innovative use of bluetooth with Art Processor Enso Locate Beacons.



BlackBOX – Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia is an exhibition that celebrates design and innovation from Melbourne Victoria Australia. The black box flight recorder was invented in Melbourne in 1957 by David Warren. Adopted as a standard air safety device it is installed on all commercial aircraft so this innovative research has had global impact. The analysis of data captured by a black box flight recorder provides valuable insights that help to ensure future air travel is safer.
The BlackBOX research project has captured raw data about the history of design and innovation in Melbourne and the exhibition acts as an archive for future analysis and research.
The exhibition layout references Melbourne’s town planning, with the Hoddle grid inspiring a field of sixty four 3D printed boxes. Products designed by professional designers that have endured are featured with most still in production. A digital archive for each project is activated as visitors approach an individual box. The pure geometric cubes represent solid state memory and reference the idea of the black box. They give voice to an untold history of design and innovation from Melbourne. Actual flight recorders are neither black nor box shaped. The content is viewed utilising Melbourne based Art Processors innovative mobile content delivery solutions. The app is available for iOS mobile devices using wifi which highlights the invention of wifi by the CSIRO 
in Australia.



3D printed metal coins in BlackBOX are a tribute to the iconic and enduring designs by Stuart Devlin for Australia's decimal coins.


Ian Wong examines sketches and drawings by Stuart Devlin for the design of Australia's decimal coins released in 1966.



Saturday, 23 January 2016

David Flynn - Little Biddy Telephone Box pencil case


Classic Red Telephone Box pencil case designed by David Flynn in Melbourne for the Little Biddy Product Company by Willow


Concept sketches from 1980s by David Flynn at Bayly Design in Melbourne.


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Nylex - Iconic Australian brand

The iconic Australian brand Nylex is known to many from the illuminted clock in Richmond Melbourne. This promotional drink coaster from the 1960s features the first trademark for the brand developed by Moulded Products Australia.


Iconic Australian brand Nylex logo.


David Flynn - Willow Alpine cooler

I spy… New 2.5 L Willow Apline cooler jug designed in Melbourne by David Flynn.

One more to add to my collection of products designed in Melbourne. Early versions of the Alpine jug in plastic were designed in 1974 by Romand Rodberg and Charles Furey according to Willow. David Flynn and the team at Bayly Design in the 1980s designed many products for Willow including the Red jug pictured below, second from right.


Willow Alpine jug designed in Melbourne by David Flynn


Willow Alpine coolers have been manufactured in Melbourne for more than 40 years.


Monday, 18 January 2016

Regis glasses - Telecom Australia


Telecom Australia logo on Regis glass designed by Edward Kayser in Melbourne Australia.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Australian Innovation - Kambrook power board

Over the Christmas break I added this early version of the Australian invention the Kambrook power board to my Australian industrial design collection.


Australian innovation - Kambrook power board designed in Melbourne.