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The MIT International Design Center (IDC) is seeking an innovative, detail oriented, hands-on person to help upgrade and maintain the IDC shops, office and classroom facilities. The start date is flexible depending on the candidate, though no later than June 20th. The temporary appointment is for this
We've seen time and again that shipwrights comprehend materials and techniques on a level well beyond your average furniture design grad. From Tom Sullivan's incredible "The Accidental Designer" story to Louis Sauzedde's unparalleled wisdom to Brendan Ravenhill's transition from boatbuilding to industrial design, it is clear that being trained to
The statement "Hardware is Hard" has become the go-to phrase for companies interested in producing physical tech products. And it's true—compared with the typical product cycles of an app, hardware requires much longer timelines, larger teams and way more up front investment to get something off the ground. Despite these
The Walker’s Design Department is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Its work has been featured in publications such as I.D. Magazine, eye, Émigré, and Metropolis. Since 1980, this department has maintained the Mildred S. Friedman Design Fellowship program that provides individuals who
WantedDesign is a unique destination during NYCxDesign in two parts with one location in Manhattan's west side and a second location in Brooklyn's industrial Sunset Park, focused on providing a platform for emerging designers, student work and dedicated to highlighting the global design community through a series of curated international
As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts present ACCESS LTD, a set of roving checkpoints that investigates the way access is granted and denied by design—based on where we're from, what we look like, how we speak, and
Each day our editors roundup our favorite sights and projects from New York Design Week. Today we cover a few standout student projects from ICFF and WANTED Brooklyn. KITCHEN 2.0: Ana Arana's "Gali" kitchen is a response to the compact living spaces of urban nomads. This tiny, self-contained kitchen island packs
Student work is always something we at Core77 particularly enjoy about Design Week for its unabashed willingness to explore the depths of material and conceptual possibility in design. One great example of the engaging investigations coming out of academic programs will soon be on display at ICFF, Rhode Island School
Insects are an extremely efficient and healthy source of daily protein and nutrients, already historically consumed by 80% of the world's cultures - but uptake has been slow in the western world. Why is this? Pezt attempts to normalize insects in the kitchen - as with most fears, our distaste
Ankle braces are often very uncomfortable to put on and wear underneath your shoes (not to mention an eye sore). Why can't athletic shoes have ankle braces built into their design to eliminate the need for separate supports? I set out to address this problem. During the research stage, I
For the third year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the fifth annual Design Schools Workshop during New York Design Week. Over the course of an intense four days, students from Centro (Mexico), Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, Aalto University (Finland), ENSCI Les Ateliers (France),
An impressive common characteristic of the student exhibitions at this year's Ventura Lambrate show were their sheer ambitiousness: with projects that went far beyond the normal fare, topics ranged from creating plastics out of completely natural sources to imagining how to satisfy our meat craving in a speculative post-meat world
It's rare to come across an academic program that allows considerable time for students to ruminate on potential design dilemmas of the far away future—for example, if robots eventually replace a good number of our jobs, where will this leave us? In a hypothetical tomorrow where raising meat is not
One of the few schools exhibiting during Milan Design Week this year is the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who will be launching whatnot 2016, a collection of objects designed by 15 students from their Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department. The collection celebrates the school's
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from Ventura Lambrate and via Clerici. The Meat ProjectTo address the issue of food waste, artist and designer Atelier Monte created these seemingly average vases using expired meat from
Here's Part Two of our interview with Michael Bücking, Headmaster of the Holzfachschule Bad Wildungen, a German school that offers masterships in a variety of craft disciplines. (Read Part One here.) Here Bücking describes the admissions procedure, the pass/fail rate, how he himself became a Tischlermeister, Germany's dual system of
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from the main fairgrounds for the Salone del Mobile. Poetic Shelves from Finland. These playful shelves from Hanna-Kaarina Hikkila and Anni Pitkajarvi of the Helsinki-based Luomo collective make the best
We think of flatpacking practices as being the domain of furniture manufacturers. Compressing a large bureau down into a small box is useful for bringing down shipping costs. But as researchers at Brigham Young University have realized, flatpacking has a much wider range of practical applications ranging from space exploration
How do you become a successful furniture designer/builder? We've covered the topic before—but always with Americans. And as you've seen, the precise career paths taken by a Jory Brigham, a Hellman-Chang, a Tom Sullivan would be impossible for most to reproduce. That's because America has a kind of Wild West
This is a wood toy set design for preschooler kids, aiming to stretch the kids' imagination, is easy to assemble and safe to play with. The product concept also tries to explore a second life for the product to be sustainable.
Design students: You don't want to miss this opportunity! Looking to dip your feet into the real world of design? Be Original Americas has just launched a fellowship opportunity that will give you unique behind-the-scenes access to some of the leading design studios working today. Two undergraduate students will be
As we mentioned in the post on German education, Germany has a robust network of specialized schools that are ready to turn Hauptschule grads into high-level craftspeople. Below are some of the schools, and their students' work, that we saw on display at Holz-Handwerk. Apologies that not all of the
For those who have seen a lot of student design work in America, the quality of student work coming out of Germany can seem staggeringly high in comparison. At the ICFF in New York you'll see some nice pieces from American design schools, the students standing behind them maybe 20,
The path to "success" for creative professionals has seen a marked shift in recent years. The traditional sequence of getting a degree, building a portfolio, going on interviews and eventually settling down at a firm is no longer a given—more and more, designers are not focusing on "getting a job"
The Clip Table utilizes a connection method that is simple, intuitive and easy to use. Inspired by clamp lid and Weck canning jars from Crate and Barrel, the Clip Table is made of a system of parts that inform the user of how they should be assembled through their form
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