• Posts Tagged ‘design’

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

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    Drawing is the first step to brainstorming as much as it’s the final form of an idea. On the one hand, drawing can be regarded as an act of personal meditation, and on the other, it’s a format of visual communication. Like the expression “back to the drawing board” suggests, drawing is a process of research, aiding...

    Nothing epitomizes the sweet smell of success for a product designer like seeing their wares for sale at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. In fact, every product at the store has been vetted by the museum’s design department curators. In some cases, you can even find items at the store sold under the label “MoMA...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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    Furniture, lighting and tableware that seem to pop out of a graphic design book makes up the cool collection that Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates. Connecting the discipline of product and graphic design, Melvaer focuses on the potential of ordinary objects in communicating, creating emotional bonds...

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    Experts are now explaining what’s in store for the future of IoT and how to get there. “Where design today focuses on physical products, design of the future will be about data-driven products and experience. Where innovation today is about creating new products, innovation of the future will be focused around...

    With such an intensely exciting week of architecture and design—like being a kid in a candy store—, it’s hard to know where to begin. Dubai Design Week’s popular exhibition Abwab showcased entirely new work from designers and studios from Algeria, Bahrain, India, Iraq, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates; an...

    ArchiExpo recently explored the design scene in the Philippines, one of the primary sources for the wood, bamboo, rattan, stone and other ecological materials used by designers around the world in creating innovative design projects. We began our first week walking through the tree-lined pathways of Nicanor Garcia...

    The latest incarnation of Tokyo Design Week—the annual celebration of the best, brightest and future of contemporary Japanese art, architecture, and design—was struck by tragedy this year, when a fire at one of the exhibitions on the penultimate day of the two-week event sadly claimed the life of a five-year-old boy...

    Expo 2020 in Dubai will be the first of its kind to be held in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region, which consists of 72 countries and 2.8 billion people. Expo organizers aim to make it the most inclusive world exhibition of all time, inviting people and organizations of diverse backgrounds to take...

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