Stuart Ash, a pioneer of Canadian graphic design, co-founded Gottschalk + Ash International in 1966, creating transformative visual identities like the Canadian Centennial symbol. His minimalist designs, garnering many awards, significantly elevated Canadian design’s global status and continue to influence new generations of designers.
Lighting hugely influences interior design, impacting emotional states and consumer behaviour. Cultural background also affects lighting preferences, with American customers favoring warmer light and Korean consumers preferring cooler tones. Therefore, a diverse and multicultural approach to lighting design is critical.
Aalto University, located in Helsinki, Finland, is renowned for its School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Formed in 2010 by merging three prestigious Finnish universities, Aalto University blends historical traditions and modern innovation. The School’s roots lie in the 1871-established School of Arts and Crafts, which evolved and relocated over the years to its current location in Arabianranta. It also includes an Architecture department based on the Alvar Aalto-designed Otaniemi Campus. As the Nordic countries’ largest university provider of design education, Aalto University collaborates with numerous global institutions and boasts many acclaimed Finnish design alumni, solidifying its place as a leader in arts, design, and architecture education.
“Design Thinking for the Greater Good” explores how design thinking, already successful in the commercial world, can be applied by social sector organizations to address complex issues. The authors present ten stories of struggles and successes in various sectors, demonstrating how collaborative creativity can overcome entrenched bureaucracies. The book provides a practical roadmap for implementing design thinking tools to reduce risk, improve resource management, enhance communication, and cater to diverse stakeholders, ultimately leading to innovative and achievable solutions.
In Chicago, the Institute of Design was established by László Moholy-Nagy in 1939, following several short-lived precedents beginning with the New Bauhaus in Chicago, established in 1937 under the direction of Moholy-Nagy, with Walter Gropius, a former member of the Bauhaus, as a consultant.
The Bauhaus School, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, revolutionized art, architecture, and design by combining theoretical knowledge with practical training. Students completed the Vorkurs, followed by specific workshops, theoretical instruction, and interdisciplinary projects, fostering unity across arts and crafts.
Enzo Frateili was an Italian designer born in Rome and active in Milan. Frateili began his professional career in 1955. In the early 50s, he worked at Stile Industrial; in 1962 he was the Italian correspondent to the journal form. His books included Archiektur und Komfort (1967) and Design e Civiltà della Machina (1969). The Instituto di Architettura e Urbanistica published his paper on the theoretical and methodological aspects of problem-solving, Universitá di Trieste. In 1963, he led a seminar, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm.
Gio Ponti founded Domus in 1928, this journal devoted to architecture and design, originally named “L’ Arte della Casa,” has been at the forefront of design debate in Italy. In the 1930s, it was mainly concerned with a Novecento aesthetic, but it also paid attention to more radical tendencies, as Persico’s 1934 article “A New Start for Architecture” exemplifies.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture is a place for artists to live and work, and is one of the only U.S. schools to teach the ancient art of fresco. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture raised $21 million to help young artists and create an archive of over 700 lectures. LEARN MORE