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Robert Pataki Collection

RMIT University, Australia
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Collection of archival material relating to the working life of industrial designer/product designer Robert Pataki (1948-). It includes documents, such as company records, slides, transparencies, photographs, illustrations, brochures, and booklets; artefacts including a small number of product samples. The collection is an extensive record of industrial and product design for industrial and consumer markets in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Brands include major Australian and International companies such as Black & Decker, Ericssons, Kambrook, Philips, Sunbeam, and Vulcan.

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