Our group photograph on the river bank above the boat. They were a happy bunch committed to their profession as industrial designers. We were all given a bottle of Maas wine as a departure present.
In 1982 I attended another ICSID 1 Interdesign held on a riverboat on the R. Maas in Maastricht. Industrial designers from all over the world worked in groups to solve a few of the many disability problems common to all.
I worked on two particular problems – an arm crutch with a sculptured hand grip to improve its weight bearing comfort and also the concept of a much cheaper fully adjustable hospital bed suitable for geriatric care institutions.
It was on for two weeks and in the middle I took a day off to visit an Expo in London dealing with aids for the handicapped and I gave a report on my return.
There was an organised tour of Philips in Eindhoven where we were given a preview of the company’s research into the new compact disc before it had been released.
ICSID = International Council of Societies of Industrial Design of which our Design Institute Australia is a founder member