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|STATEMENT OF ART:
Founded in 1987, Labbé Designers has earned a reputation for designing transportation products that express the values, identity and commitment to quality of its clients. We have had the honor of designing some of the world's iconic successes including the first high speed train in North America, the Acela Express in operation between Washington, NewYork and Boston; The high speed train CRH 1 in operation in China between Guangzhou and Shenzhen; The Skytrain of Vancouver; The metro high technology of New York; the Tangula Luxury Tourist Train and the next generation Metro Cars of Montreal. Our extensive experience in transportation design include aircraft interiors, railway vehicles, buses, automobiles, watercrafts, specialty vehicles and recreational products and we have served private and public industry leaders throughout North America, Europe, Middle East and China. The breath of our work reflects the principle that excellent design arises from sincere collaboration with a client and is truly achievable when the project's technical and commercial requirements are clearly recognized and skillfully managed. Labbé Designers structures its practice to achieve the highest standard of design and service. We assure our client that a consistent team of professionals is dedicated to its project from planning through all development, manufacturing and implementation phases of the product. We design transportation products that are contemporary. We see design as a continually evolving art that can express the aspirations of cultures through time. In our work, we draw on culture's history, on evolving technologies and on the partnerships we built with our clients.
Labbe Designers & Assoc. Inc.
1979, Industrial Design, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1984, Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena,California,USA
1979, Industrial Designer at Sodeplan Design Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1981, Industrial Designer at Guillon/Smith/Marquart, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1984, Director of Transportation Design at Bombardier Inc, Valcourt, Quebec, Canada
1987, President of Labbe Designers & Assoc. Inc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2008, President of LA33e, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1977, 1rst Place, Excellence in Design, 5th Annual Conference on Systems and Devices for the Disabled, Houston, Texas, USA
1978, 2nd Place, Design Student Award, ICSID, Mexico
1990, Silver Award Industrial Design, Canada Award for Business Excellence, Ottawa, Canada
reddot design award winner 2012, Design Concept
2012 Good Design Award
SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2008, Speaker "Simposio Internacional Industria Automotriz", Campus Toluca, Technologico De Monterrey, Mexico
2009, Speaker "Public Transportation Design" University of Montreal (UDM), Montreal, Quebec,Canada
2010, Speaker "Design for Public Transportation" University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Montreal,Quebec, Canada
2011, Keynote Speaker "How Design Is Shaping Public Transportation" ACCD, Pasadena, California, USA
Bombardier Transportation, Procycle, Alstom Transport, Rotem, RailPartners, BSP Qingdao Ltd, Societe de Transport de Montreal (STM), Dessau, Worldbus, Bodyguard, OMC, Bombardier Aerospace, Pouf Industries, Prevost Car, Novabus, Expo 86 Corporation, Telecité, Kaoz.
Awards received by Labbe Designers
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