Coming up with ideas is easy—turning them into a physical (and salable) reality is another thing entirely. Every Monday, we take an in-depth look at the making of a new product, paying special attention to the nittiest and grittiest development details.
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Transforming FurnitureThe always inventive Izzy Swan came up with this three-in-one piece of furniture, a bench that folds into two different types of tables: Arcade Machine CabinetMonster build! Bob Clagett tackles a full-sized arcade machine cabinet from scratch. The video moves at breakneck speed, but watch closely and you'll see
This tidy workshop in Denmark is home to Tortus Copenhagen, a ceramics studio founded by master potter Eric Landon. It's here that he creates pieces like what you see below. You've undoubtedly seen the tools used to turn clay, and a potter's wheel, and the act of clay being turned:
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. A Scrum Master in Ninja Socks, and Other Tales When Bloomberg Businessweek published Paul Ford's epic "What Is Code?" last June, I had
A student team from TU Delft in the Netherlands has designed and produced a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students designed the frame of the bicycle to demonstrate the potential of a new method for 3D printing metal. The students achieved the goal of their
Given current trends in woodworking, every single solid-wood workbench I've seen features a top consisting of boards glued face-to-face, with the side grain pointing up. (See: Jay Bates' workbench build in our Weekly Maker's Roundup.) This is believed to be a French convention, and the design relies on mass for
When you think "industrial cart," you probably picture something like this: However, at some point you've undoubtedly seen images of old industrial carts from previous centuries that look like this: You're probably wondering why the wheels are in a diamond, rather than a four-corner, configuration. The answer has to do
You'll recommend and execute design modifications for new and carryover products so you must not only possess a broad knowledge of footwear and accessory design and development but also a knowledge of general design processes from concept to commercialization. You should have 3+ years experience with footwear and leather goods.
Cycling has long been hailed as a kind of all-purpose urban panacea, an all-purpose solution for congestion and the first-and-last-mile—getting people to and from a transportation hub. Now, Beijing's People's Architecture Office has designed a bike — by a slight stretch of the imagination — into a destination in itself.
Atom is the name of "a hackable text editor" developed by Chris Wanstrath, the founder of software-building community GitHub. And while Atom is software, to celebrate their release of version 1.0 last year, Wanstrath and co. commissioned the mock-up of this dummy Atom-housing computer to create an amusingly old-school promo:
Some of you designers work in consultancies where you get to work on a variety of project types. Others among you have developed narrow specialities, where you essentially design the same class of object over and over again. It would be easy for the former to assume the latter's gig
The ancient Greeks were extremely clever people who developed architectural, mathematical and philosophical principles that we still use today. However, they also believed that when lightning struck, it was because this guy was standing up on a cloud throwing the stuff down at us: The ancient Greeks also apparently invented
Shelving is one of those basic organizing products that almost everyone needs: in a garage, an office, etc. So when interesting shelving products like those from Origami come along, they catch my attention. Origami makes steel shelving in various sizes, from this three-tier size up to a six-tier bookshelf. They're
Cooking is a crucial part of life, and in the right hands it's a tough art form. The newest Hand-Eye aprons are an homage to caring cooks of all types, whether you work in a state of the art kitchen or a simple studio. Because the kitchen is a particular
Seeking a mid-level to recent grad in Graphics/Visual design who is enthusiastic for design. Candidates will be developing packaging and visual content for clients as well as in-house products. They should have 4+ years of relevant agency experience and expertise in packaging design concepts (materials, tolerances, dielines, 3D form building).
Over the weekend, Belgian cyclist Femke van den Driessche had her bike impounded at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships—and it was discovered that there was a motor hidden inside. Femke van den Driessche "After one lap of the world championships, UCI took Femke's bike in the pit area and tested
Those of you that do modelmaking work know this stress: You've got to precisely epoxy this part into place, and you've only got one shot to get it right. You also know the agony of getting it wrong, and having to back up several steps to start again with a
Let's have a bit of fun here: Given that it's now easier to start up a replica car company in the U.S., let's say that you had the funding to do it and unlimited licensing options. Which car design would you choose to revive? Remember that: - Under the Low
While it's possible to rearrange the handholds on an indoor climbing wall, it's not terribly easy. But now a coder named Jon Cheng has come up with a bright way to instantly freshen up the climbing wall experience using augmented reality. The tech is not NASA level, which makes it
3D Scanning is an emerging field in technology. From scanning ants to scanning cities, the possibilities seem endless. However, body parts are still very hard to scan due to their agile nature. A prior graduate designed a 3D printed brace, and during her process she experienced the frustrating process of
What do you do when your favorite piece of furniture is something you found in the street—and you want another one? Here Jimmy DiResta shows us how he duplicated the dimensions of his favorite stool, then built a far sturdier version. He manages to incorporate some otherwise useless but
Unless you're Izzy Swan, a vehicle is something you buy. It's ready to go; they're turnkey affairs, which is probably where that phrase came from. But this interesting concept by a pair of industrial designers proposes an alternate system, whereby a corporation would sell the motive power and local communities
The Interaction Design Intern is part anthropologist, part storyteller, and part engineer. This person has the ability to solve problems creatively with interdisciplinary sensibility to graphic, product and digital media design, and is open to learning and contributing to the future of GE’s products. CANNOT graduate before/during internship. 3.2+ GPA.
Cologne Design Week consists of two major events: IMM (Internationale Möbelmesse), "the most important furnishing show in the world's most important furnishing market" in the fairgrounds of Kölnmesse, and the alternative Passagen "An exhibition event focusing on current trends in design", spread throughout countless venues in the city.
Designers Tower followed its nomadic principles again and moved to a new location with their exhibition, this year at the showroom of the Cologne Chamber of Crafts. Fresh graduates, young designer-makers and small studios present products with a focus on wood work. Stromer extension cordStromer by Njustudio is a four-legged
Starting up a new car company from scratch is just about impossible. That's because there are massive regulatory hurdles to clear, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. Once in a blue an Icon or Revology Cars manages to pull it off, but it's
Who'd have thought that the once strange and marginalized form of design practice–discursive design–would be promoted and even employed by national governments? What a difference a few decades can make.
Ferrari describes their Top Design School Challenge as "a competition in which the world's most prestigious design institutes vie for supremacy." This here is their third installment, where students from some 50 design schools entered; as the judging rounds advanced, 46 schools were knocked off of the list. That left
You're more than an Industrial Designer with a hot sketching hand and 2+ years experience, you're passionate about a holistic development process and are driven to tease out the nuances that make a good design great. You're a Solidworks powerhouse and are highly empathetic to designing for the end user.
Early Bird pricing for the 2016 Design Awards ends one week from today. Which means if you fall into the pit of procrastination, you'll miss your chance to pocket the cash you'll save by getting your entry in by February 9th. To provide you with a little extra motivation to
We saw that Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department is testing out a drone-capturing drone. That requires a skilled drone operator. Dutch police, however, are experimenting with a slightly easier method: Using a freaking awesome-looking bird of prey to rip unauthorized drones right out of the sky. Check this out: In the
On Friday, February 12th, in Los Angeles, Design Observer is producing a design conference on food —entitled TASTE—a subject that deeply touches everything from agrarian economics to supply chain resources, dry farming, water harvesting, and rethinking the way we source, manage and plan for the future. (Core77's Managing Editor LinYee
Behind the Berrybrook School in Duxbury, Massachusetts, stands an old beat-up shed. Teachers were using it for overflow storage in 2012 when Michael Burrey, a restoration carpenter working on a project at the school, came across the building. Inside, looking past the scattered toys and tricycles, he recognized the space for what it was: A woodworking shop. An extremely old one that predated electricity, judging by the "1789" painted on a roof beam and the remains of a treadle-powered lathe.
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