One micro-annoyance I experience daily is placing the shower wand back in its bracket. The height of my showerhead mount makes it an ergonomically awkward operation, and the top-heavy wand can tilt and slip out of the collar if you didn't register it right (which is easy to do when
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
Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with a gold lacquer—leaving it inherently more valuable than before. Traditionally confined to ceramics, architectural studio TANK has found a new application for the treasured restoration technique: applying it to the floor of a Kyoto apartment. The apartment,
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
“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."
FLIP SEATING, an airport seating concept developed by a Populous aviation and interiors team has been recognized as the First Prize Winner of Passenger Terminal World. The design challenge is an exclusive biennial event inviting both established and up-and-coming designers to showcase their ideas for next-generation airport seating.
Last night's GoT season finale had something for everyone: Schemers, revenge-seekers, fans of political intrigue…and book nerds. Nearly halfway through last night's extra-long episode, we're treated to a few fleeting, magnificent shots of what is meant to be the greatest library within that fantasy universe, and it does not disappoint.
Neocon, the leading interior design tradeshow for the workplace wrapped up its 2016 edition at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago last week. Designers and manufacturers featured their latest collections, with a variety of new, innovative solutions for today's fluid office environments. Highlights included Jonas Van Put's BuzziJungle, Metropolis Magazine's New
The restaurant where I used to wait tables had only four "deuces" or "two-tops," and that was a lousy section to work. Two people don't spend as much as four or eight, but take nearly the same amount of time to wait on, and your tip is the same percentage
Nate Berkus Associates is looking for a Design Assistant in our Chicago studio with 2-4 years of professional experience in the design field who is creative, bright and driven with a positive attitude and great communication skills. The Design Assistant will provide direct support to the Senior Designers in the
Our environment is a significant part of who we are. It shapes us, and in many ways defines us. With this in mind, every structure encountered in our everyday lives, from the smallest kiosk to the largest skyscraper, goes through a design process, often an exhaustive one. Designers are aware
At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens this week after a massive three-year renovation that sees the museum increase in size from 70,000 square feet to 170,000 square feet. Norwegian firm Snøhetta have added a ten story iceberg-like building to the existing the museum (designed by Mario Botta
Candidates must demonstrate abilities in concept visualization and a strong understanding of design and scale within the built environment; possess strong organizational, leadership, project management, team-building, and communication skills. Must have 6-8 years related work experience in retail store design and a proficiency in 3D StudioMax, Photoshop, & Adobe Illustrator.
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.
Seeking experienced interior designers who have software/licenses and are proficient in Photoshop and floor planning software (CAD, SketchUp, etc.) You'll source furnishings/decor from a variety of retail, trade and wholesale vendors so you should be comfortable designing in many styles, familiar with popular retailers/vendors, and create interesting style forward designs.
Candidates will work on show display and lighting project layouts, designing graphic and structural elements for trade show exhibits and product installations for interior architectural projects. Candidate will work from concept to completion, so they must be skilled in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. 2+ years experience and college courses required.
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Formfantasma Visualizes Lexus's Latest Concept Car in an Analog 3D Rendering Installation Inspired by Lexus's early roots in mechanized textile manufacturing, Formafantasma's installation of the Lexus LF-FC concept car is essentially a waterfall of
For the past five years, fashion brand COS has worked with design studios and architects on a series of conceptual installations during Salone del Mobile in Milan, including Snarkitecture in 2015 and Nendo in 2014. For this year's edition, they collaborated with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, known for his minimalist
The right candidate for this position will produce accurate, high quality prototypes, models and mockups for the development of commercial aircraft segment seating and seating environment. Applicants will need 3 years of prototype or model making experience and should have an expertise in surface and detail part finishing and painting.
The iconic and award-winning production designer and art director Ken Adam has passed away at the age of 95. Though his work spanned many genres, he is most fondly remembered for his contributions to engaging futurism, badass bad guys' lairs, and dark science fiction environments. His creativity and elegant touch
Seeking designers with a good eye for detail, proficient in 3D modeling/rendering programs, and most importantly, a patient and cooperative team player. Candidate will be handling several projects simultaneously from concept phase to delivery and handover. Should have 1-3 years of experience and be willing to work in Abu Dhabi!
Anyone who has worked in an open office knows the distractions that can come with it, especially in the unwanted-noise department. Between endless coworker conversations and the maddening jangle of keys in someone's pocket, somewhere, an open space meant to encourage collaboration and cross-pollination can end up doing more harm
Without assuming too much about your particular tastes, you probably know coffee has come a long way in the last century. It's been everything from a quick morning drink for laborers, an unassuming textbook accompaniment, and a scientifically studied subject of gustatory passion. So it fits that our coffee-procurement places
Here's a bit of a mystery. Up for sale is this tony, fully-furnished 3,350-square-foot house in Palm Springs, which was built in 1969—and appears to be completely untouched since the original owners moved in. What's strange is that the house was sold in 1994 to a second owner, who apparently
Essential functions of the marketing and tradeshow events segment includes managing the direct planning, on-location branding, costing, print production, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, staffing, packaging, shipping, and execution/operations management of shows, as well as inventory management of all marketing and tradeshow events on behalf of our clients globally.
Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt's design triennial series evolves around a central question: "Why beauty now?" While we've grown accustomed to seeking out design work that answers our society's most demanding questions with big-picture answers, the 63 designers exhibited in the show present an alternative take—one that
To call the Hungarian-born artist and designer Ilonka Karasz “multi-talented” would be a serious understatement. By the time of her death in 1981 at age 84, she had helped to modernize American textile design; challenged the male-dominated worlds of both furniture and industrial design; created the first modern nursery in America; earned her description as “the country's leading wallpaper artist”; and, oh yeah, also
“The four of us got together and said, Hey, we’re all sort of due for new lives. Let’s pull together all our resources and put teams together that utilize all the incredible people we each knew from our paths in life. We were called Commune because it was about coming together for one mission.”
Can you dream up concepts and ideas that will surprise customers and perfectly match their needs, creating sketches, models, and full-size mock-ups that can be seen. Applicants must have excellent use of relevant software applications (CAD, Photoshop or Alias) and a Bachelor's degree (ideally with an emphasis in transportation design).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: rugs are incredibly underrated, and I'm thrilled to see more and more designers starting to pay attention to the humble textiles underfoot. This week we have another example: colorful squirted-foam rugs made by the designers at Nightshop, an experimental product studio
Wallpaper is essentially clothing for your walls, which is why I consider it crazy to use it. Clothes go out of fashion, and nothing makes a home look more dated than wallpaper with a pattern that was clearly designed decades ago. What's even crazier is how labor-intensive it used to
In the Industrial Design department at Pratt, they taught us how to spray thinned joint compound onto our mock-ups. It was the quickest way to get sandably-smooth paint-ready surfaces on tricky shapes. For the rest of society, joint compound is something you use to patch holes, seal seams and get
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