Raymond Loewy, the father of industrial design, once drew up this nifty chart showing how from factors evolved into the early 20th century:
We know it's hard to see, so let's blow it up a bit:
What I wouldn't give to see him still alive and completing the chart up to the modern day.
Are any of you game to try? And/or do you have ideas for different objects you'd show? If you draw something up, post it in the comments and we'll make you famiss.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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