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5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

Want to win a AUD$10,000 manufacturing grant and mentoring from some of the leading figures in industrial design, manufacturing and retail? Enter Launch Pad 2018 now! Here’s all the inspo you need.

Final call: Launch Pad 2018 closes in less than a week

Final call: Launch Pad 2018 closes in less than a week

To all the industrial designers out there, do yourself a favour and get your prototype in to Launch Pad 2018. Not only is there $10,000 at stake, but yearlong mentorship and the chance to put your prototype into production.

The state of manufacturing with Anton Schiavello

The state of manufacturing with Anton Schiavello

With trades and skills moving offshore, manufacturing in Australia has been a hot topic for the industry. We talk to Anton Schiavello about how they are keeping the sector alive, and how they are working closely with the next generation of design talent.

Industrial design + mentoring = a winning mix

Industrial design + mentoring = a winning mix

Industrial design is a tough industry to crack. And mentorship is one thing that is not always part of the university curriculum. QUT’s Rafael Gomez shares his wisdom on mentorship and being a well-rounded designer with Indesignlive.

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

Launch Pad has launched the careers of many local industrial designers. As a program focused on mentoring and manufacturing, it gives an incomparable chance to put your designs in front of local and international heavyweights.

Say ‘Hi!’ To Your 2017 Launch Pad Jury

Say ‘Hi!’ To Your 2017 Launch Pad Jury

The 2017 Launch Pad Australia Jury is ready to judge you! And they are keen to uncover the next big thing in emerging Australian design – could that be you?

ARE YOU AN EMERGING DESIGNER?

ARE YOU AN EMERGING DESIGNER?

Calling all emerging product + industrial designers! Entries now open for Launch Pad 2015, but where did it all begin?…

How to build a winning designer-manufacturer partnership

How to build a winning designer-manufacturer partnership

How do designers find the right manufacturer? CEO of Australian furniture design and manufacture company, Planex, Jean-Pierre Jardel imparts his first-hand experience and wisdom on the topic.

Evie Group reflect on Launch Pad

Evie Group reflect on Launch Pad

This year’s Launch Pad program is gearing up to be the biggest yet with an incredibly high standard of entries. Lousa Bathgate catches up with past participants the Evie Group.

Finding His Legs: Josh Carmody

Finding His Legs: Josh Carmody

Melbourne-based designer Josh Carmody has been busy since his Legless stool won him a finalist spot in the 2010 Launch Pad competition. Carmody caught up with Indesignlive to share his latest designs.

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