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Vase design is blooming. As the vase has become one of the most universal home accessories, contemporary designers are pushing the boundaries, making vases that are not only functional, beautiful objects, but also works of art and conceptual statements. The history of design includes many significant examples of state-of-the-art vases, but the scope and quality of those that we can admire today are unprecedented. From Ted Muehling's sleek, gilded `Goose Egg' to Glithero's botanical cyanotypes on ceramic and Joogii Design's colour-shifting prisms covered in dichroic film, there are no limits to what contemporary designers can make out of what is fundamentally a container for holding flowers. This book includes important mid-century and late 20th-century vases by acclaimed artists, but primarily focuses on the 21st-century scene, with a wide international selection of emerging designers from the younger generation. Inspired by the organic world, architectural elements, artworks or geometric rules, all these designers translate their original visions into a variety of forms, blurring the lines between design, sculpture and architecture. The vases featured in this book are contemporary works of art, worthy of inclusion in museum collections - as many already are.
Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, a `laboratory' active for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators produced a vast array of pioneering and influential projects - from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education. Themes include `The Eames Office: Life in Work', `At Home with the Eameses', `Information Machines', `The Seeing Eye', `Office USA: Communicating "America" at Home and Abroad', and `The Art of Living'. Alongside newly commissioned texts by leading design experts, The World of Charles and Ray Eames will include contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a comprehensive reference section.
Target success in OCR A-level Design and Technology: Product Design with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid
Add a touch of retro appeal to your stationery rotation with this off-beat refrigerator journal, featuring classic-cool colors, adorable illustrations, and a split binding that gives two distinct areas for writing! Everyday tasks, notes, and to-do lists can be recorded in the lower refrigerator section, while long-term plans and goals can be kept "on ice" in the freezer compartment. Show off your mid-century aesthetic and keep everything organized with the cheeky, on-trend Vintage Refrigerator Journal. This journal features: Split hardcover binding treatment; journal cover and interior pages are divided into two distinct sections that can be opened independently. Full-color illustrations throughout the interior. Matte laminate cover with spot gloss on "metal" elements.
A product can be manufactured in many ways, but most designers know a handful of techniques only. With specially commissioned diagrams, case studies and photographs of the manufacturing process, Making It uses contemporary design as a vehicle to describe over 120 production processes. Each process is also evaluated in terms of sustainability and its effects on the environment. Making It appeals to product, interior, furniture and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design. The expanded edition includes six new processes and a new section on joining.
Thailand is an increasingly popular source of both design and materials in the world. Familiar natural materials reflect the abundant tropical environment, but are transformed into contemporary products. This book weaves the story of Thai design-through-materials, showcasing the spirit, energy and creative freedom of the Thai design community. Thailand is an increasingly popular source of both design and materials in the world today. Familiar natural materials reflect the abundant tropical environment, but are transformed into contemporary products. Synthetics offer
Speed, regulation and mass production defined the first Industrial Revolution, but we have entered a new era. Today's revolution has been driven by digital technologies and tools, giving rise to entirely new working methods, skill sets and consumer products. Spearheading this movement is a new generation of creatives who fuse the precision and flexibility of computing and digital fabrication with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create unexpected and desirable objects and products. For the first time on a global scale, Digital Handmade selects a group of 80 pioneering designers, artists and craftsmen who represent the best of this new trend. Profiles of each artisan's techniques are featured alongside the objects they produce, each conceived and made through a multifaceted process of hand and digital means and unique to its maker. Examples range from the affordable and obtainable to the extraordinary and priceless. Welcome to the next industrial revolution.
This book selects and curates exclusive content from DIC's extensively documented seven-year archive and is presented here as a single body of work. Interspersed with insights and reflections from team members past-and-present, it is a handbook for designers that seek to incorporate unique, progressive methods and approaches into their personal or professional practices as well as a retrospective monograph on the Design Incubation Centre. Projects within the book are arranged and organised in a thematic manner and contain over 400 colour photographs, charts, notes and sketches that illustrate with acuity how ideas and research are distilled and translated into polished prototypes and outcomes. Over the years, the Centre had its work featured and exhibited at The MoMA, New York, Maison et Objet, Paris, Salone Satellite, Milan and Ricordi & Sfera, Tokyo.
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Japan has a long history of combining the newest technology with
clever, striking and intricate design, the result of the
traditional aesthetic of monozukuri, or "the art of making things."
The unique style and efficiency of Japan's best products have
earned the respect of industrial designers and consumers
This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were used as humble pictures for display in churches and the home; some were sold as souvenirs to pilgrims; and others were used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers in the book is the richness of their ornamentation and the thin, flexible characteristics of the original sheets. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. This anthology brings together some of the most exquisite examples. It will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.
Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike, but there are very few recent publications that give actual fundamental information on its techniques and processes. This book provides the missing manual on this very popular practice. It includes iInspirational step-by-steps with leading artists, illustrators and designers, including Ben Eine and Rob Ryan. In each step-by-step original work is created to showcase a key process or technique such as hand-cut stencils, colour blending and monoprinting. The information on materials and techniques, along with tips, insights and troubleshooting, will ensure today's creatively minded screenprinters will be able to produce eye-catching work of their own. The book also gives valuable advice to the budding screenprinter on how to organize an exhibition or screenprinting event and promote and sell their work. Deliciously fresh and visual, with specially commissioned photographs and written by a vibrant, innovative group working and teaching at the very epicentre of the contemporary screenprinting scene, this book is the complete modern guide for screenprinters of all levels of knowledge and skill, and will have a vital presence in their studios and workshops.
This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped industrial and product design. Written by two experts on modern design, it provides both a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. From the origins or modern design in the craft movements of the 19th and early 20th century and the changes brought about by mass production, the book traces the most important ideas in design through the modern movement and post-war consumer society to more recent ideas such as Open-Source Design and Biomimicry. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, 100 Ideas that Changed Design explores when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
Create cool and contemporary garden furniture and accessories with 35 simple projects using pallet wood. Follow Hester van Overbeek's tutorials to make a huge variety of innovative items for the garden. There are stylish and functional benches and tables, shelving units for plants, side tables, a work bench for a shed, storage ideas and much more. Make a beautiful porch awning hung with fairy lights, on-trend hanging succulent holders and an outdoor kitchen unit so you can prep food outside - it even has a built-in barbecue! You will learn to develop useful DIY skills including sawing, sanding, drilling and various techniques for treating wood, so even complete beginners will soon become confident wielding tools! Whether your garden is tiny and in the city or a homely cottage garden, there is something for everyone here, and you'll soon be hunting for pallets wherever you go.
As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our lives, we've begun to expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. But smartphones don't know if we're having a bad day, and cars couldn't care less about compassion. Technology is developing more IQ, but it still lacks EQ. In this book, Pamela Pavliscak-design researcher and advisor to Fortune 500 companies-explores new research about emotion, new technology that engages emotion, and new emotional design practices. Drawing on her own research and the latest thinking in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, Pamela shows you how design can help promote emotional well-being. You'll learn: How design has transformed emotion and how tech is transforming it again New principles for merging emotional intelligence and design thinking How to use a relationship model for framing product interactions and personality Methods for blending well-being interventions with design patterns How emotional resonance can guide designers toward ethical futures Implications of emotionally intelligent technology as it scales from micro- to mega-emotional spheres
Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human
history, materials have been taken from the natural world and
shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools
to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials
engineering author Mike Ashby and industrial designer Kara Johnson
explores the role of materials and materials processing in product
design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired
aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even
more of the highly useful "materials profiles" that give critical
design, processing, performance and applications criteria for each
material in question. The reader will find information ranging from
the generic and commercial names of each material, its physical and
mechanical properties, its chemical properties, its common uses,
how it is typically made and processed, and even its average price.
And with improved photographs and drawings, the reader will be
taken even more closely to the way real design is done by real
designers, selecting the optimum materials for a successful
Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogues of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850 to the present day, follow the fascinating evolution of how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion. With profiles of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design and the perfect package for design lovers.
Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Design & Technology First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: June 2018 Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of products. Our expert author team will help guide you through the requirements of the specification, covering the core technical and designing and making principles needed for the 2017 AQA AS and A-level Design and Technology Product Design specification. - Explores real-world contexts for product design - Develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge and builds student confidence - Supports students with the application of maths skills to design and technology - Helps guide students through the requirements of the Non-Exam Assessments and the written exams at both AS and A Level.
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities. Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you'll find: Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects first Design from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.
A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we try to figure out the shower control in a hotel or attempt to navigate an unfamiliar television set or stove. When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman provocatively proposed that the fault lies not in ourselves, but in design that ignores the needs and psychology of people. Fully revised to keep the timeless principles of psychology up to date with ever-changing new technologies, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful appeal for good design, and a reminder of how-and why-some products satisfy while others only disappoint.
INNOVATIVE. ICONIC. BRITISH. This fascinating, full-colour, photographic compendium invites you to discover Britain in a new way: through the objects that are part of the fabric of contemporary life in the UK, showcasing a wealth of classic British design, as well as treasured everyday items.
Giorgetti is renowned for its unparalleled blend of tradition, innovation, and originality. Giorgetti s functional, contemporary pieces and their integration of the highest artisanship and woodworking tradition are presented in this volume through a rich collection of stunning photographs. The volume is organized as a cabinet of memories specially designed to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the founding of Giorgietti. Since 1898, the growth of Giorgetti from a wood workshop to a renowned international furniture brand has been a fascinating evolution driven by dedication, refinement, and reinvention. To capture this, the 120 precious compartments of the cabinet signify the 120 years of continuing pursuit of excellence. Also featured along with photographs of the iconic designs are sketches, drawings, and watercolours as well as some wood board models selected from the company s archive. The book is completed with a final glossary of the most important and emblematic words in Giorgetti s work.
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