After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we've finally chosen our design resident who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. Given the pool of applicants was so great, we couldn't pick just one! So without further
Jonah Becker, Fitbit's VP of Industrial Design, is nothing short of a design veteran. Shortly after graduating from the industrial design program at California College of the Arts, Becker co-founded the industrial design agency One & Company. During his time at One & Company, he worked on numerous projects with
Deadlines are creeping up here for the Core77 Design Awards, and so is the end of our jury captain interview series! We wanted to familiarize you with some of the captains so you knew more about the amazing team responding for picking the winners of our design awards (you can
When people ask Orange County Choppers Lead Designer Jason Pohl what he does for a living, he says: "Well, I draw pictures of motorcycles, and then I color them in. So, in a way, I get paid to color." Pohl, if you couldn't tell, isn't afraid to have a little fun at his own expense.
Our awards regular deadline is inching closer and closer—less than two weeks left to send your entry in under our Regular Deadline! As you prepare to submit one of your best design projects, learn through our Jury Captain series about who will be judging your submissions and what they'll be
What do you look for in a designer? Whether you're seeking your first job or you're a seasoned pro, the answer to this question can provide valuable insight when answered by the right person. We've decided to ask the best minds in the design world about their hiring practices to learn what it takes to stand out as a creative professional.
Where does the time go? Just last week we introduced you to the first three Jury Captains for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards so you could get familiar with the design minds that will be reviewing your Design Concept, Visual Communication and Furniture & Lighting entries. Now we have a
Still thinking about submitting your best design projects from the past year to the Core77 Design Awards? Well, the time is now! You have until March 8 to submit while regular deadline still applies, and final deadline is March 29. But things get busy, so why not save yourself the
Commonly thought of as exclusive to legislative work and developing written laws, public policy is an often unnamed aspect of design thinking. Public policy must be responsive, investigate practices and be solution oriented. But what does it have to do with STEAM? STEAM is the product of incorporating arts and
My main profession is forecasting the future, and from that vantage I do everything else. When I curate an exhibition, it's like a 3D trend forecast. When I work with students, I think about their future and how I should educate them accordingly. When I write, I write with a historic perspective but always about what will be the implementations in the future.
For the past 15 years the 3D Design program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art has been led by Scott Klinker. While he understands commercial design–having worked as a designer for Ericsson and IDEO as well as having licensed furniture to Offi, lighting for Fab.com, and accessories for Alessi—he also
Florence Knoll is a one-woman design powerhouse. Not only did she help establish one of America's most influential design companies, she created a new market for modern furniture and a system for promoting designers' work that credited them by name, paid them royalties and allowed them the space to experiment
Although she studied with Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte in 1908, Lilly Reich went on to develop austerely modern designs that bore little similarity to the decorative styles of the Viennese movement. Which is not to say that Reich rejected Hoffmann's focus on craftsmanship—far from it. In 1920, she
There's certain designers whose design language you simply appreciate, even though you might not know what it is or how to use it. I have been following her on Instagram, for as long as she's been on Instagram, seeing her progress and development every step of the way. Hanna
Storytelling is a powerful tool in any discipline. But in the realm of design, storytelling is an integral part of the practice with applications across all phases—from defining the problem, research, prototyping to communicating ideas to the client. At this year's Core77 Designing Here/Now conference we're focusing on new strategies
A few years back, Lane Walkup moved her life and her studio from North Carolina to Portland, Oregon. Bending steel wire into playful shapes, characters, and words, Lane's work is unlike anything we've seen. We've been longtime fans, so it was a pleasure to hang out, see what's she's working
“Beauty in utility” was the slogan of the Ecole de l'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where Charlotte Perriand began her formal design training as a 17-year-old student. By the time she completed her studies in 1925, she had fully embraced the school's motto, and as architect Roger Aujame points out, "it became the axiom of her professional life."
A few days ago I stumbled upon a little gif on my newsfeed on Facebook showcasing a drawer that had a lovely personality. I know, it sounds crazy, but it's true: A drawer with personality. Who could have guessed that those words were ever going to form in my head.
Samantha SwordsI first learned of the talented designer/fabricator Shari Finn by watching Samantha Swords, the closest thing our world has to a real-life Brienne of Tarth. Ms. Swords, a/k/a Samantha E. Catto-Mott, is an artist who also happens to be a championship swordfighter, with her specialty being medieval European combat
Motivated to pass down what he's learned to the future generation of designers, Dieter Rams granted filmmaker Gary Hustwit unprecedented access to him and his archives for two weeks. The result will be Rams—the first ever documentary about the great designer who has designed over 500 products, many of which
Recently, we had the very good fortune of catching up with Gadi Amit—renowned designer behind the likes of FitBit, Lytro and Google's Modular Ara phone and founder of San Francisco based design firm NewDealDesign—in London, thanks to a flying visit of his to take to the stage at the Product
Throughout her life, Eva Zeisel aspired to design modern housewares that were both useful and beautiful—creating balanced shapes with sinuous lines and functional simplicity. "To create things to be used, to be loved, to be with, to give as a gift, to fit into a normal day, to match a festive mood, to be proud of
Eileen Gray was a tremendously influential 20th-century architect and furniture designer, but we're guessing that many of our readers know little about her life and career beyond her three most famous designs—those being her adjustable chrome side table from 1927 (now available from DWR), her tire-shaped 1929 Bibendum chair (named after the Michelin Man) and the E.1027 modernist villa on the Côte d'Azur (remarkably, her first house). So here are seven highlights from a career that helped to esta
The Ultra Electric Bus concept showcases TATA MOTORS' design vision of a fully electric bus that is the symbol of a modern, resurgent India. Tata sees the Ultra Electric as a fundamental part of India's future SMART city initiative. Below, we interview Tata's global Head of Design Pratap Bose to
Since launching our Designing Women series last year, we've focused on the careers of lesser-known and underappreciated female industrial designers of the 20th century. For the next few weeks, we're going to change gears slightly and pay homage to those women I.D.-ers who did manage to achieve widespread success and recognition—while also calling attention to some of the lesser-known aspects of their careers.
In our previous two posts, we looked at some of America's pioneering women of midcentury automotive design. This week, we travel to Europe to explore the story behind an unlikely figure whose early exploits helped shape the automobile for centuries to come. Portrait of Bertha Benz as a young
Mauro Porcini is the Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo. He is in charge of defining the brand design strategy and the innovation strategy of the company, by leveraging the mindset, the processes, and the tools of the design world.
In celebration of this week's design festivities in Milan, Core77's editors speak to some of our favorite designers about their first time showing at the world's biggest furniture fair and what they most look forward to when returning each year. David Rockwell is the founding architect and designer of
In anticipation of next week's design festivities in Milan, Core77's editors speak to some of our favorite designers about their first time showing at the world's biggest furniture fair and what they most look forward to each year. Photo by Lera MoiseevaLuca Nichetto is a multidisciplinary designer working in product,
Last week, we looked at the story behind GM's famous Damsels of Design, a group of ten women brought on board by the automaker in the mid-1950s in an attempt to better reach newly powerful female consumers. Unfortunately, America's first all-female design team was short-lived; most of the designers departed
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Spend any time researching pioneering female designers and you'll likely run across General Motors' so-called Damsels of Design, a group of ten women brought on board by the automaker in the mid-1950s, and the first prominent all-female design team in American history. But not a lot of people know the full story of the Damsels, which is not quite the tale of female empowerment you would hope for.
Here we are, closing in on the end of the Call for Entries for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Seems like only yesterday we were introducing you to the first four of our Jury Captains in Part 1 of this interview series. Now we're down to introducing the leaders of
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