Sustainable chair strikes Gold at the Melbourne Design Awards last night

Thursday, July 28, 2016


“A brilliant and courageous design, gracefully executed” –Local Design Studio Strikes Gold at Melbourne Design Awards

Melbourne design studio D2 Design last night won a gold award for product design at the 2016 Melbourne Design Awards. The winning product, designed for the New Zealand-based start-up Revology, is a sustainably designed chair, made from a striking, linen-based composite. In the words of Mark Bergin, CEO and Founder of Design 100 and Design Awards Judge:

“A brilliant and courageous design, gracefully executed. The jury were taken by the boldness and elegance of the chair, celebrating the modern plastics era juxtaposed with the richness of linen.”


This concept chair represents the core values of D2 Design: innovation and sustainability with function and elegance. Manufactured from completely new material – a linen composite material called flax and a thermoplastic – the chair is fully recyclable. In addition, you can easily replace theplastic parts of the chair, ensuring that this chair will last for generations. It’s a seat you can enjoy sitting on for more than one reason!


Inspired by the classic Parisian café chair, it is a beautiful meeting of tradition and technology. The chair is crafted using an innovative moulding technology. It is lightweight and able to be customised with an interchangeable seat and back rest. The soft-touch organic matte finish of the flax fibres contributes to the chair’s elegance. This, combined with its comfort and a unique look, makes this chair not just an object to sit on, but also one to admire. The team presented their concept chair to high acclaim at the JEC trade show in Paris earlier this year.


“As a designer, I’m always excited by new material or new technologies. This chair has combined both: using Flax as a new natural material in the furniture industry, and capitalising on newly developed technology to manufacture the product. The chair is the first of its kind ­-  something incredibly unique, yet timeless in design” – Philippe Guichard, D2 Design Creative Director


Philippe will present on innovation at the Bastille Day festival

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Philippe will present a keynote on innovation on Sunday the 17th during the Bastille Day Festival in Melbourne.

You can book your ticket here. Philippe will introduce two tools he has been working on for the last twenty years through storytelling and case studies. These two tools are simple and Philippe will share with you the hows, so that you can start practicing by yourself.

D2 designs the Revology chair

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


From seed to seat – inspired by nature


Do you believe products should be sustainable, innovative, elegant and functional? D2 Design does – and, together with the New Zealand-based start-up Revology, we have created the first mass-manufacturable, recyclable chair made out of linen. Together, the team presented this concept chair to high acclaim at the JEC trade show in Paris earlier this year.


The chair is constructed of a new material called “flax”, which is a mix of linen fibres and a bio-based thermoplastic. This material will be processed in mass manufacturing, thanks to a new induction technology (invented by Roctool), which allows a greater level of control in both the time-cycle of the process and its temperature accuracy. This allows the transformation of the flax into a hard, composite material, without burning the linen fibres.


It is a beautiful meeting of tradition and technology: the iconic Thonet chair – the one you would encounter in a Paris café – inspired us. Our re-invention created a modern, elegant seat with a unique look, making this chair not just an object to sit on, but also one to admire.



Spotted by D2: Tactica one by Michael Chijoff

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TACTICA One is a premium product for premium bottled beer without a premium price. A first release Beer Blade that leaves old bottle openers for dead. Tactica one is on Kickstarter! Help, support and pledge here ;-) banner-tactica Visit the official website, 35641252aef2aeef7170cf87285d9e50_large 9c2993aa21bc380321cb9bfef1c3e7b1_large 192d3689b1dad1e91940cd359203c994_large 251177d41fb7551855a15441d6fc170f_large  

Quadlock just released its new iPhone6 cases!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Quad Lock iPhone 6 Case is manufactured from a durable TPU outer shell with a tough Polycarbonate core, making the Quad Lock iPhone 6 Case the best and most protective case ever produced by Quad lock. banner-quadlock You can order online here, IP6_bike_kit_1160-2 IP6_case_section_render ip6-rear-2048x2048 QdlkiP6bkt_CI_Image_2    

#Cablestop is on kickstarter

Sunday, November 02, 2014

We spotted this kickstarter project, as it is Australian design:

Cablestop is a sleek, compact and portable device for controlling the placement and organization of desktop power cords.


Cablestop is a tiny, portable device that controls the placement and organisation of all of the power cords on your home desktop or office workstation. It will debut as a crowd-funding project on Kickstarter on September 15th 2014, and the campaign will be directed by Philippe Guichard, Peter Sackett and Manuel Pedrosa. Created by product designer Philippe Guichard, Cablestop outshines every other product of its type on the market by performing its simple task without creating clutter. Its elementary one-handed operation allows limitless options for controlling the placement and configuration of power cords for a huge range of desktop electrical devices, including laptops and desktops, tablets, computer mice, headphones, ear buds, mobile phones, backup drives, printers and more. Philippe Guichard is an industrial and product designer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is the founder and owner of D2 Design and Development, the practice he launched with a singular focus on the custom creation and development of products that improve peoples’ lives. “Making something beautiful is relatively simple,” he says, “but if a design doesn’t solve a problem, it has little value.” Cablestop-01   Cablestop-02 You can find more details at:

...something is brewing at keepcup

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Soon, the new keepcup glass! banner-keepcup-glass   logo-th-keepcup   keepcup-glass-01   keepcup-glass-02   keepcup-glass-03    

mophie space pack: iPhone 5 functional cover

Saturday, March 15, 2014

mophie space pack: iPhone 5 functional cover, more batteries, more memory!

banner-space-pack-mophie Well, we all know that at time we suffer from the iPhone limitations, such as the batteries life span at the lack of memory extension. Mophie is there to add two functionalities in an iPhone cover, you can choose from 16 or 32GB capacity, and get up to 100% more battery. Read more: Mophie-Logo-th   mophie-space-pack-01 mophie-space-pack-02 mophie-space-pack-03 mophie-space-pack-04    

apple's next move

Monday, March 10, 2014

Apple's next move into the car industry.

banner-apple-carplay "apple carplay, the best iPhone experience on four wheels", it says... "CarPlay allows one to access the features of any current iPhone that has a Lightning connector from a touch screen display in the center of the car’s dashboard, or by using voice commands through Siri. This will allow drivers to make calls, use Maps (at last, a navigation system that works), access voicemail, and many of the other features that a driver can’t normally access while piloting a vehicle." apple-carplay-01 apple-carplay-02 apple-carplay-03 apple-carplay-04  

UFO Collection by Ora-Ïto for VONDOM

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

UFO Collection by Ora-Ïto for VONDOM.

Designer ora ito logo just designed a collection called UFO for manufacturer VONDOM: banner-ufo-ora-ito "The collection results from “genetic mutation experiments” between the iconic languages of pagodas and UFOs. Its chair, table and sofa allow to create different compositions easily adaptable to outdoor spaces thanks to its elegant and resistant materials. The colours, range of finishes and interior lighting expands the possibilities to create different environments." Ufo collection ora ito -01   Ufo collection ora ito -02 Ufo collection ora ito -03   Ufo collection ora ito -04 Ufo collection ora ito -05 Ufo collection ora ito -06    


"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."

— Alain Mars

"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."

— Johanna Canberra


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