Industrial Design

Q&A: Who Needs Industrial Design?

“Early Industrial Designer” Joseph G. Brin © 2012 “Fluid, intuitive, plug and play, out-of-the-box” – all characteristics of user friendly experience endlessly hyped by many companies these days. However, they remain elusive – an industrial designer is one person actually trained to deliver them to us in our daily encounter with objects and information. A Conversation With Stephan Clambaneva, North…

Remembering Eva Zeisel Through One Her Most Iconic Designs

The late industrial designer's Cloverware line of tabletop accessories was easy proof of her singular talent.

Early this year, when I read in The New York Times that Eva Zeisel had died, I immediately thought of my plexiglas salad bowl. It was passed down to me by my father who was very much interested in materials and design, both in his business as a seller of fine printing papers and as an individual. He believed, too,…