THE LEADER IN PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Design Development Industries, Inc. is one of the leading industrial design firms in the Philippines.
DDI was founded by Mark Victor C. Bautista, beginning as a hobby in his garage in 1984 with a mere P1,000.00 ($100) in capital before registering as a business in 1988, with its first projects dealing mainly with the garments industry. It began with designing hand-painted t-shirts that were sold to friends and relatives then later on to department stores. Throughout the early years of its operation, production was geared towards making silk screen and hand-painted embossed rubberized prints for products such as t-shirts, shorts and bags.
In 1988 Design Development Industries began offering its industrial design services to different companies. These included transportation design clients like AMDG Inc. with its Aerobus in 1988 for Tritran, Almazora Motors Corp from 1989-1994 which built vehicles for Mitsubishi Motors Corp., and other designs of trucks, buses, mobile homes and the L300 FB. Then Metro Truck Builders Inc., who, in 1994 produced the Mitsubishi L-300 WT, and in 1995, DDI also provided services to Mega Truck Builders who supplied Toyota Motors Corp. its Tamaraw FX High Grade Aluminum Van.
By mid 1995, Design Development Industries began its product design projects for Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific. The upside-down concept for their Kid’s Shampoo Container Project that was submitted by DDI made it to the top 10 designs presented by 200 designers worldwide that was commissioned by Johnson & Johnson. The kids shampoo line adopted the upside-down concept and was later on launched worldwide in 1997. The succeeding years were the banner years for product design with J&J. In 1997, J&J commissioned DDI to design a new Reach Powerbrush line of toothbrushes for adults and several more projects related to its Reach brand.
DDI also pursued in the area of Panel Furniture Design in 1994 as a design consultant for SCF Eurotech, designing office systems, home entertainment systems and computer tables. Then in 1996, it had its first client involving design, manufacturing, delivery and installation. The company was Pilipinas Makro Inc. a joint venture of a Dutch and Filipino companies. DDI limited only one hypermarket client at a time and devoted its manufacturing and operations with Pilipinas Makro Inc. for 5 years. Then in 2001, DDI slowly but surely expanded and was ready to meet the challenges of supplying multiple clients. It then pursued Super SM Hypermarket as its next client. The following years of growth determined 2004 as the time to make DDI Single Proprietorship into a Corporation.
Thus, DDI Design Development Industries Incorporated was born. Its SEC Registration Number is 200413462, with Mark Victor C. Bautista as the President, and his wife Ma. Felicidad B. Bautista as Treasurer.
Today the company can design, fabricate and assemble products made of wood, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, rubber, synthetic marble, glass, carbon/kevlar fiber, fiberglass. From toothbrushes to buses, utility vans, mars rovers, solar trees, playground equipment, checkout counters etc. From concept to reality, from design to manufacture, you dream – we deliver.
THE DDI NETWORK
MVCB Industrial Design was founded by Mark Victor Bautista to handle the conceptualization, design, and construction of exhibits for The Mind Museum, the Philippines' premiere science and technology museum. Since then, the company has branched out to creating exhibits and interactive sculptures for other private and commercial developments, in addition to designing and customizing vehicle bodies and consumer products. Whatever you or your company need, MVCB will turn your vision into reality.
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Mark Victor Cabili Bautista
Mark Victor Cabili Bautista is the man behind the DDI Group. He insists he is not an artist, but a designer, a tinkerer, researcher, problem-solver, and builder who has become an expert manager of time, workflow and materials. His design solutions grow out of his “less is more” philosophy. For him, form follows function; objects must be simple enough to be easily understood and must conform comfortably to human needs and interactions.