I was presenting a keynote on ‘Design for the Triple Bottom Line’ a few weeks ago. I was mentioning the issue of plastics in the ocean and how they have entered the food chain. According to one source, every second fish you eat contains some plastics (in the form of...read more
Last week, I started sharing some thoughts around the future and the potential of 3D printing. Today, I’d like to focus on the gains and other benefits of additive manufacturing. One aspect that may be revolutionary is multi-material printing. Today, we already have...read more
Industrial design benefits from a new definition. The previous definition dated from 1972 and the profession has evolved since. So, without further ado, here is the new definition from the Wold Design Organisation (previously ICSID): “Industrial Design is a strategic...read more
I was teaching recently and sharing at some stage my thoughts around additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, a term that you have probably heard of in the last few years. This technology has been around for decades and the novelty is that we can afford desktop 3D...read more
About three years ago, I started working with Revology, a start-up that wanted to shake things up, beginning with a new type of chair. You may ask, what is so special about another chair? The DNA of Revology is: “An eye on the past, an eye on the planet and an eye on...read more
I was reading an article this week entitled "Sustainability is now mission-critical for businesses. Here's why". You can read this article on the World Economic Forum. As we know, consumer's behavior is shifting. Specifically, millennials are willing to pay for good...read more
I am often asked when my journey in environmental sustainability started. Here is what I share from the stage when I do a keynote. When I was eight years old, I flew over the ocean to the U.S.A. to celebrate my uncle's wedding. I remember flying over this blue space,...read more
I had the privilege to be interviewed by Warwick Merry CSP, for the Get More Success Show. Here is the link to the podcast: http://getmoresuccess.com/077-designed-for-success/read more
Recently, I had the privilege of meeting with the CEO and part of his team at a major Australian corporation. They’re working on innovations at a faster-than-normal pace using a 90-day cycle of testing, seeing what works, dropping what doesn’t, and starting over.
Since I was a teenager I have been reading about climate change. In the last ten years, however, the tone and urgency of articles on the subject of global warming have clearly altered, becoming much more ominous, and for obvious reasons given all the problems posed and the scientific data relevant to the numerous factors. Yet oddly, despite all of the menacing facts, people do not seem inspired toward significant change in their habits.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