Philippe Guichard is an award-winning, international industrial designer, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has launched numerous successful products – a feat, which is also helped by his background in mechanical engineering. In 2013 he founded his Melbourne design studio, D2 Design and Development. Philippe is also the founder of Cablestop, a cable management device, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
Philippe’s vision is to help change the way we produce and consume “things” by designing purposeful products and companies, ultimately for the triple bottom line: profit, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
His design for a chair made out of linen has recently won the Gold Melbourne Design Award for Industrial Design, as well as the International JEC award for Innovation and Design. Another product, the Eclipse Inverter, received the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Award in June 2016.
Philippe is passionate about making a positive difference to the world through his work as a designer and through sharing his ideas as a professional speaker.