Design

Within the Product of No Product

­John Hockenberry asks: what are the implications for industrial designers if the strongest consumer impulse becomes not buying?

­What are the implications for industrial designers if the strongest consumer impulse becomes not buying?

A Call to Arms: Veterans on the Front Lines of Prosthetics Research

The Iraq war has produced thousands of wounded veterans, propelling research into the ultimate ergonomic challenge: the perfect prosthetic.

The Iraq war has produced thousands of wounded veterans, propelling research into the ultimate ergonomic challenge: the perfect prosthetic.
Military amputees now find themselves on the front lines
of prosthetics research, with each new development promising more than mere mobility.

18 Insights From the Italian Master, Enzo Mari

The legendary Italian designer—a man of fiery polemics and rigorously pure forms­—has produced a remarkable body of work, built surely for the ages.

The legendary Italian designer—a man of fiery polemics and rigorously pure forms­—has produced a remarkable body of work, built surely for the ages.

Slow Furniture

Jean-Marie Massaud’s Holy Day Lounge for Viccarbe is now being manufactured in North Carolina. This Labor Day weekend, San Francisco will host the first annual Slow Food Nation, a massive coming-out party for the American branch of the international Slow Food movement, which promotes a sustainable food system (and such delicacies as Bosnian Sack Cheese). Last Monday, I visited the…

The Magic Lantern: Pushing the Limits for Daylighting Exhibition Spaces

Course# Met104 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU / HSW. As designers become more aware of sustainability issues, daylighting has become an increasingly important aspect of the beautiful and sustainable interior. Through materials and their placement the quality of sunlight can be manipulated in extraordinary ways that serve the specific needs and uses of a given project. In the…

USM Modular Furniture

The underlying impetus behind all USM Modular Furniture products is that form should follow function. USM furniture is characterized by timeless design and high-quality construction which enables their products to adapt to changing needs over time. The elegant proportions and minimalist design make each system appropriate for both home and office environments, able to assimilate with any architecture or interior…

Trends: Lighting

Could Mies van der Rohe possibly have imagined how widely his famous maxim about less and more would be so broadly and almost indiscriminately co-opted? He would probably applaud the way it’s become a mantra for lighting design. Energy efficiency and heat reduction remain paramount to every corporate program goal. June 12, 2007 Categories: Lighting, Lighting Products, Uncategorized

Trends: Outdoor Furniture

Teak, with its rich color and moisture-friendly properties, is increasingly ubiquitous in outside uses, although other technologies are making new ideas come to life for al fresco spaces. June 12, 2007 Categories: Furniture, Uncategorized