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This gorgeous Danish modern rocker was designed by Holger Georg Jensen for Tønder Møbelværk in 1958. This piece is known as Model 97, and these surface occasionally, but this particular piece is a bit special as it retains its colorful original candy striped wool upholstery. There is not much
The official first day of summer was this week, and with that begins plans for epic outdoor adventures. To help jumpstart your planning, we've compiled a list some of our favorite items that camping objects that feel essential rather than overdone and help make sure you conduct your camping or
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Beginning with the design of the CBT500 Blender in 2002, Big Bang has worked closely with Cuisinart to define, implement and evolve their visual brand language on over 60 kitchen electric products ranging from the category leading Griddler™ to the prosumer, Elite™ line. Leveraging signature forms, intuitive operability and critical attention to materials, finishes and manufacturability, Big Bang has helped Cuisinart maintain their position in the hearts of meal makers everywhere.
Designed for the millennial generation, Cilla encapsulates multi-use, through surface and storage. I wanted to change the way we look at common storage—the way it opens and the way it hides things. Cilla is the design outcome of this iterative research, an interpretation of visual and physical storage space for
Geometry was my best math subject, and it served me well during my CAD jockey years. But one thing I could never wrap my head around was the notion of a 4th dimension. People smarter than me would try explaining it to me at a bar, and while I could
IKEA has been getting a lot of design attention lately, but can we please take a moment to talk about their Easy Recipe Series instead of those godforsaken Frakta bags? Thank you. Here's the deal. Instead of opening a bag of IKEA frozen shrimp, scratching your head for a good
Swimways Corporation, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Recently Swimways has joined with Spin Master to create an outdoor Global Business Unit which is key to driving innovation and growth within the category. Our mission is making free time more fun through innovation! We
Most of you reading this blog, and most of us writing it, know what it is to make things. And we've all seen tons of videos of other people making things. This one here, of an expert saddler/sellier crafting an alligator watch strap for Equus, stands out for being the
I co-host the WoodTalk podcast with Marc Spagnuolo and Matt Cremona, and it's a running joke on there that I never put finish on anything. That's not entirely true, but I do tend to put it off a lot. The reason is that my shop is useless once I
Hidden within the specs of many products are the performance standards they are required to meet. It's easy enough to ignore these things until you see what happens when something goes awry—as in the crash of a work or delivery van. In the video above, a European manufacturer of vehicle
There are plenty of ways to store sex toys without using products specifically designed for that purpose. But there are a number of interesting design features on the products that are designed for organizing sex toys. The Joyboxx has a removable tray which can serve as a "bedside coaster for your sex toys," as Babeland puts it.
EXEO is a range of modular gaming controllers focused on providing ultimate realism to the gamers of today by recreating in-game interactions in real life. This means that if you are playing a medieval game, you should feel like you're holding a sword, and if you are playing a racing
Instagrammer Coolman_coffeedan has been taking the piss out of the Internet. By posting (self-aware) photos of him in yoga poses, contrived partying shots and a purposely-badly-Photoshopped image of him with attractive models, he's making a sly commentary on the banality and artifice of social media—though it's not clear if all
Every single day, 600 tons of particle board go into a factory, and out the other end comes a product so ubiquitous that there is one for every 100 people on Earth. It was designed in 1978. Can you guess what it is? It's Ikea's Billy bookcase, which should go
Dagnabbit! Once again architects have something cool for which there is no industrial design analog, inspiring jealousy. London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser founded Skyline Chess, a company that produces chess sets where the pieces are iconic London buildings. Now they've just Kickstarted an NYC edition: As a
Seeking full time sports equipment designer for hard and soft goods. Our product team is looking for a motivated, self – starting designer with a keen sense for performance through design. The ideal candidate possesses an innovation-driven entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to empower the athlete. This position will work closely with engineers and developers in a high accountability team environment to tackle design and manufacturing challenges with a solution oriented mindset.
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
The original Mars Yard ShoeThe history of the Tom Sachs x Nikecraft Mars Yard Shoe is, without a doubt, one for the books. Releasing 5 years ago, the first Mars Yard Shoe took both the sneaker and design worlds by storm. Promising to deliver superior stability in rough terrains, the
In the European tradition, the steel parts of tools have usually been made, for the last couple of centuries anyway, in large factories. The metalwork is usually straightforward, forged by nameless smiths, and any decorative differentiation is in the handle material and maybe some brass trim. In Japan where the
We created the 3D Human Model tool to incorporate anthropocentric data into our development process. The models are created using the scientifically validated data that can be found on www.dined.nl and in the Child Restraint System regulations. The development was done in conjunction with Dr. Johan F.M. Molenbroek, Associate Professor Applied Ergonomics at the Delft University of Technology. The tool is widely used by multinationals, agencies and industrial design educations. It can be purchased
Recording live music often requires massive amounts of equipment, and recording each instrument separately, without leakage, can be challenging. KORUS microphones can be configured to any instrument or situation without wires or stands. KORUS microphones are modular and wireless. They can be positioned extremely close to the instrument or subject of which they are recording, to ensure they only pick up the intended sound and nothing else.
Just because your prototype is finished, doesn't mean your work is. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel points out the importance of having a pre-established, ready-to-go camera set-up, as with deadlines you may need to ship your prototype out the day it's finished, and you want a way to document your
I shave with a cheap Dorco Pace razor, and as someone who enjoys using fine objects and tools, I hate myself for it. It's an ugly piece of plastic that looks like it was created by a failed basketball sneaker designer. But I use it because the cartridges are relatively
Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. Do you have a passion for creating experiences that help
A roundup of our favorite Kickstarter projects currently crowdfunding for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income
Students: how many times have you found yourself before a review wondering if you could've improved anything about the project you've been working on? Wishing you had more people with design experience with whom you could reach out to and get feedback? Well, we're hoping to offer up a solution.
The bi-annual Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge asks emerging designers to develop new solutions for improving our environment through sustainable design. Each iteration of the challenge brings us closer to realizing the imperative to create a circular market standard. Presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in
As a designer, I am interested in finding ways to use design to encourage people to think critically about social issues. Instead of redesigning existing products or developing new products to solve problems, I want to use design to comment on contemporary issues. The issue I want to draw attention
Young designers starting a career tend to think big and often dream of creating the next cool sports car, cell phone or iconic piece of furniture. Not many, notes Sam O'Donahue, picture themselves designing cosmetics packaging or lipstick cases. O'Donahue, a Brit who earned an industrial design degree from
Remember the "Transferring the Design Language of Classic Game Consoles to Cars" exercise? Now it appears the same organization—a UK-based retailer of Ford vehicles—has commissioned another design mash-up, this one following the recent trend of pickup trucks gaining luxury amenities. Though the exercise is called "Luxury cars re-imagined as Pick
When in a hurry or traveling light, we often resort to one-size-fits-most tools like adjustable wrenches and pliers. These tools are fine for rough work but are a poor choice when working on vehicles, machinery, and other precision equipment. It's not that they can't do the job; it's that they
Join us in Creating Family Moments! Creatively Classic Activities and Books is looking for an experienced Industrial Designer to join our team! The Industrial Designer is responsible for the conceptualization and development of new and continuing products, from ideation through to manufacturing. He/she designs and
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