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Adhocism - an idea of improvisation

Adhocism – an idea of improvisation

‘Adhocism’ ideas were coined in their book Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation by architect, theoretician, former Designer Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver (1972). They considered how designers could take immediate action in ways that had never been imagined in their original design by using readily available components. In the 1960s,

Derby Silver Company

Derby Silver Company

Detail of 15. the Derby Silver Company from the birds-eye map Birmingham, Conn. 1876 Derby Silver Company was an American silversmith located in Derby, Connecticut. It was founded in 1873 and specialised in silverplated hollow-ware. U.S. Patent No. 15,642, June 26, 1888, registered by Watson J. Miller and Henry Berry

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Total Control, illustration by Andrew Fairclough

Andrew Fairclough is an Australian illustrator, designer and art director based in Los Angeles. KINDRED STUDIO Illustration. Design. Art Direction. Forged with Heart & Hands. Sydney AU / Los Angeles CA After a misspent youth completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics between bouts

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French Fabrics in the art deco style

French fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The pattern

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The way Dieter Rams tell it good design boils down to something as simple durability.

Okay, not durability alone. A Well-designed piece is so self-explanatory that figuring out how to use it as simple as looking at it. And a design develops from the inside out because it involves not only aesthetics but also function.Read More →

Adhocism - an idea of improvisation

‘Adhocism’ ideas were coined in their book Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation by architect, theoretician, former Designer Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver (1972). They considered how designers could take immediate action in ways that had never been imagined in their original design by using readily available components. In the 1960s,Read More →

Exposition des Arts Décoratifs

Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes was a vital exhibition that gave its name to ‘Art Deco,’ a rich vein of design across a wide range of applications, from cinemas to ceramics, textiles and tableware, and graphics to graphs.Read More →

Sori Yanagi. Butterfly Stools. 1956

Sori Yanagi (1915-2011) was an industrial designer from Japan. Although previously trained as a fine artist and worked in an architectural studio, Yanagi went on to study industrial design in 1947. Biography In 1952, he opened his design studio in Tokyo, the Yanagi Design Institute. He attracted attention with hisRead More →

French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The patternRead More →

Derby Silver Company

Detail of 15. the Derby Silver Company from the birds-eye map Birmingham, Conn. 1876 Derby Silver Company was an American silversmith located in Derby, Connecticut. It was founded in 1873 and specialised in silverplated hollow-ware. U.S. Patent No. 15,642, June 26, 1888, registered by Watson J. Miller and Henry BerryRead More →

Donald Deskey three-panel-screen

Donald Deskey was an American industrial, furniture, and interior designer. He was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was professionally active in New York. He may have lacked the European sophistication and architectural training of his friend Paul Frankl. However, he created a uniquely American modern style that combined streamliningRead More →

IKEA pop-up st

Second-hand IKEA Pop-up store IKEA’s journey towards becoming a circular business by 2030 marks its first second-hand pop-up store in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The pop-up store is in the ReTuna Shopping Center, where all products sold are reused or recycled. The new pop-up store is run by the existing IKEA VästeråsRead More →

David Adjaye Seating for Knoll

A refuge for visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s most popular cultural attraction, has long been the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court. Similar chairs to those found in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris have given respite for tired museum-goers for decades. Gerald Cantor, Curator ofRead More →

Notus Remote - Red Dot Designer Winner

Notus Remote – Red Dot Designer Winner for 2018 an example of quality product design. The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, appraises the best products created every year. In 48 categories, manufacturers and designers can enter their innovations in the competition. NOTUS product imageRead More →

Red Dot Design Awards - Winners

The Red Dot Design Award was initially awarded in 1955. The Red Dot is one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design, established internationally. To assess diversity in design professionally, the award is divided into three competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Red Dot Award: BrandsRead More →

Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore

A boutique museum located along the Waterfront Promenade in Singapore’s Marina Bay. The Red Dot Design Museum is the physical embodiment of the Red Dot Design Award. Learn and experience good design from more than 200 exhibition design projects from one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. History TheRead More →

Royal Academy of Art

They are an Academy They have a lot in common with museums and other galleries, but as an academy they have a wider position to play – to encourage not just the appreciation and understanding of art, but also its practise. Led by artists Like the founders of the Academy,Read More →

Goldsmith St RIBA Awards hero banner mobile

The next call for UK awards entries will be this year, for the 2022 RIBA Awards. Read RIBA President Alan Jones’ article on the new requirements for these entries. The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020Read More →

Schoen's table in the ladies' powder room in the RKO Roxy Theatre

Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer. He was born and professionally active in New York. He was one of the few American born designers during the 20s and 30s to achieve success. Education He studied architecture, Columbia University, New York, to 1901; Akademie der bildendenRead More →

Pantone Colour Swatch

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.Read More →

Lobby, Grand Hotel, Washington DC 1987. Charles Pfister

Charles Pfister (1939 to 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer and architect. He was professionally active in San Francisco.  After earning a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Charles Pfister worked as an interior designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for 15 years. It was duringRead More →

Guillaume Saalburg glass staircase

Guillaume Saalburg was a French glassworker and engraver he was professionally active in Paris.   Education He trained in a glass engraver’s workshop.  Biography He worked as an architect and designer for business and domestic clients; collaborated with Philippe Starck, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Gilles Derain, Richard Moyer, and Andree Putman: participated inRead More →

A Designed Life_ Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951–1954

Design Museum of Chicago A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951–1954 Coming in 2021 The Design Museum of Chicago is pleased to bring the travelling show from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Center for Architecture, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) to Chicago, A DesignedRead More →

Goodgrip peeler by Tucker Viemeister

Tucker Viemeister is an American product designer. He was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was professionally active in New York and was the son of industrial designer Read Viemeister. Education Tucker Viemeister graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1966, went to two different colleges. He ended up studyingRead More →