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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.

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.

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.

Onza, the sweetest ceramic tiles by MUT Design

Inspired by chocolate bars, in its texture, production process and how these melt down with heat, MUT Design’s Onza ceramic tiles collection for Harmony wants to be the most minimalist and conceptual design devised.

The Woods Awards. Excellence in British architecture and product design

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. Architects and designers from around the United Kingdom are invited to enter their wood-based projects and have until 27 May to submit their entries.

Tannic Acid by Steven Banken

Tannic Acid or Iron oxide in liquid form is applied on the materials. One element is applied on the material that contains the other element naturally. Two totally different materials will have a striking change into approximately the same color.

Voor Chair by Pablo Marcos

It is a sober and minimalistic chair born from the idea of repetition of elements, combining wood and galvanized steel held together only by the contact between them.

Dilettante shapes by Julian Heckel

Dilettante shapes is an experimental process which investigates how objects change during the procedure of communication.

Where the memory used to sit by Guillem Ferran

The Catalan designer Guillem Ferrán has carried out the project for Casa Constante, a family business founded in 1914 in L’Olleria (Valencia), which continues to produce hand-made work. The designer’s enrich the firm´s catalogue with new products.

Reuse of plastic bottles. Pet lamps by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

In the Summer of 2011, on a visit to Colombia, he was invited to form part of an attractive project focussed on the reuse of plastic bottles PET. Hélène Le Drogou, psychologist and activist concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon, invited to give his point of view as an industrial designer on this problem.

As part of a group of creatives involved in this project, he could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. It was because of this that he decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue.


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