Philip Zmood, 'Two seater open sports car, British Carriage and Automobile Manufactures Automobile Body Design Competition (rendering)', 1962-1963 ink, pencil, paper RMIT Design Archives, Phillip Zmood Collection Photograph courtesy of Stephanie Bradford


Melbourne Modern: European Art & Design at RMIT since 1945 | European Influence in Design

12 Jul 12:30pm -
12 Jul 1:30pm

344 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC


Dr Jane Eckett and Harriet Edquist

Hear how RMIT changed the face of design, with influential industrial designers Robert Pataki & Philip Zmood in conversation with Ian Wong.

About the speakers

Robert Pataki Industrial designer Robert Pataki is perhaps best known for his work on the design of the 1984 Safe n’ Sound baby capsule, which won an Australian Design Award and Design Council Selection in 1985 and the Prince Philip Prize for Australian Design in 1986.

Philip Zmood Automotive designer Phillip Zmood helped conceive some of Australia’s most iconic cars, including the Holden Torana, Monaro, Kingswood and Commodore.

Ian Wong Ian Wong is an industrial designer with over thirty years of professional practice experience. Ian is currently a director of EJO a small multi discipline design studio. He is Program Director – Master of Industrial Design at the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou) and Director of the Monash Art Design and Architecture Industrial Design Centre (Kunshan).



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