The weather was beautiful on Saturday morning. The whole family woke up early so I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to do some gardening. I used the wiper-snipper most of the morning, quite an effective toll…. when it works. What do I mean? Well, I spent a...read more
Join, in just a few weeks now, some of the world's leading innovators at Creative Innovation 2019, taking place 1-3 April in Melbourne. We will be exploring the theme of "Human Intelligence 2.0 - A Collective Future? How will we manage the transition?". Book your...read more
I met with an entrepreneur yesterday. A couple of years ago, he had an idea of a hardware product, started developing it, investing time and resources for months. Then he presented his idea and realised they were no traction. So he asked me for feedback. I see this...read more
There is something that nearly all of us want: more profits. In my industry, it’s a significant concern for most of my clients. Moreover, from my experience and what I have observed, very often the focus on profit is on cost reduction. So I’m not saying it’s a bad...read more
Last night, I was invited to speak at AcademyXI on Design Leadership. I shared the stage with Melis Senova, Remya Ramesh, Michael Leigh and Nilma Perera. I learned a fair bit from all of them. When questions were opened to the public, I had this one coming to me:...read more
In one of my keynote, I speak about the reflex that most hardware products manufacturers have: manufacturing in China. And I then share the slide that over one million and a half Chinese die of air pollution alone, every year. Recently, I read an article (link below...read more
I have been working with a client for a few weeks now. He came to the design studio with an idea, a very nice product he has been working on for years now. Beautiful product indeed. When I work with my clients, we assess as soon as possible the product with its...read more
There is a common mistake I see over and over in product development. I call that the two marathons. The first marathon is creating the product: from the idea to the first batch of manufacturing, or to the product launch. The second marathon starts at the product...read more
Three months ago, I reconnected with my friend Nick. I met him when I started my business over four years ago, and it was time to know what he was up to. During our conversation, I discovered that he had launched a brand of durable carry equipment, all made in...read more
Last Saturday, I was invited to share my thoughts and experience around mindfulness and routines. It was part of the “Ditox morning” organised by Vanessa Tran. I spoke about how meditation can help you “control” your mind (control in the sense of being spacious, not...read more
"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