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5 design manufacturing books

There are hundreds of fantastic graphic design books out there, offering words of wisdom, design inspiration, and refreshers on key principles and techniques. Whether you’re looking to swot up on design theory or recharge your creative batteries, we’ve curated five key titles related to manufacturing and design process here.

Picture organic clothing

The impact of a product starts way before the extraction of raw materials. It is during the design process that their designers choose materials to use, their quantity, their quality and their performance.

Sir Gio table

The table designed by Philippe Starck represents yet another innovative twist in the use of polycarbonate. The central base is produced using a mould of elevated technological innovation: the moulded plastic material ensures excellent performance and stability to support a glass top.

The emerge of 4D printing

3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.

Dezeen Awards 2018

Dezeen Awards is a new annual awards programme. It will identify the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers. The final entry deadline for Dezeen Awards is on 30 June 2018.

Director of Materials at Herman Miller

You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as the Director of Materials at Herman Miller and make both.

“Design ideally it’s invisible and you don’t notice, but if it’s done badly you really do notice.”
― Anna Winston

Work with Form Us With Love

Form Us With Love is looking towards the future, giving their very best to design real change with their global clients, ventures, and civic projects.

IBM is looking for an organic fit

IBM needs designers and developers ranging from student-designer interns all the way to industry-tested thought leaders. There are 4 primary disciplines within the design practice, so take a peek and find out if the fit is right for you!

Must have book: Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

The best book for design processes. An encyclopaedic guide to production techniques and materials for product and industrial designers, engineers, and architects.

Republic of Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with the Egg

Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.

Segment, a simple compact camera that protects its controls

A segment of the body has been removed, as if cut away, the physical controls have been nested into this cavity. This protects the controls but allows the user easy access. The camera exhibits a nostalgic aesthetic, interpreted in a contemporary manner. The robust yet soft form is wrapped in leather for a quality, tactile feel.

Internship at Mattias Stenberg’s studio

Applications for internships are reviewed continiously throughout the year at Mattias Stenberg studio.

NENDO is currently recruiting staff

The standard procedure for recruitment is: application review (portfolio, CV), trial period (Tokyo office / three months / fee and transportation will be paid), staff.

Snoopy table lamp (1967)

The playful personas of the Castiglioni brothers are evident in their Snoopy design, named for the beloved cartoon character and featuring a distinctive, light-hearted shape. The original debuted in 1967, and this version was reintroduced in 2003 with updated technology and produced by Flos.

Dieter Rams: Interview about furniture design

Dieter Rams talks about the ideas behind his system furniture design and about the challenges a younger generation of furniture designers will be confronted with in the future.

Internship at HAY

In HAY, we value working with graduates – they are ambitious, curious and committed to the challenge. We are continuously looking for talented graduates to assist us with daily tasks and projects.

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Globe cruiseboard made from upcycled coconut husks

Introducing the Coconut Cruiseboard, brand new eco-friendly construction series. The natural coconut fibres found on these boards allow them to use less maple wood for an eco-friendly deck that leaves a smaller footprint.

Gravity flower vases, a line of acrylic objects

The unique spontaneous shape is made of the same-shaped acrylic resin bottles cast into a single mold; taking out the bottles, one by one, from the injection mold while it is hot; and “dropping” each piece from the ceiling onto the floor.

Wicker basket, made of a ceramic plastic

The Wicker bread basket was designed by Cecilie Manz for the Danish manufacturer Muuto. When taking a look at the material though, one could say: Tradition meets Modernity.

Rapid Liquid Printing

In collaboration with Skylar Tibbits’ Self Assembly Lab at MIT, Steelcase has unveiled a new method of 3D printing called “rapid liquid printing”.

Design something that solves a problem – James Dyson Award

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students.

Béhar’s own home

A boxy contemporary on the sloping streets of San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, reveals his wide-ranging interests and his knack for imbuing everyday items and spaces with beauty and utility in equal measure.

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Double hook, made from a steamed ash strip

Combining a simple sense of utility with serenity of form, a strip of ash is steamed, stretched out and then reshaped to create HAY’s double hook design.

What’s happening in May around New York, London, Amsterdam and Barcelona?

21g

Ott-chil is a type of Korean lacquer technique that is done by adding the secretions of the “Ott” tree, released as a protective response to wounds.

Poppins umbrella stand

A triangular shape was chosen because it was found that it fitted well in any position: in a corner, or next to a piece of furniture and the layout of holes worked well without taking up much space.

The industrial beauty of Kvadrat textile production

Recently, a new chapter of industrialisation has begun at Kvadrat. By investing in Wooltex, Gaudium and Innvik, three significant European textile suppliers, they have become directly involved in the manufacturing processes of their textiles.


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