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archive: 2009 July


idsa materials and processes

07/29/09

other

the idsa (industrial designers society of america) has a nice blog on things related to materials and processes.

idsa

numen / for use

07/28/09

designer/studiofurniture

austrian/croatian design collective numen/for use. creates products under the name for use, while interiors, exhibitions, public spaces, set design etc. are carried out under the name numen.

numen

the dimensions of color

07/27/09

artlightingother

what are the ‘real’ primary colors? the red, yellow and blue of the conventional color wheel? or the printer’s yellow, magenta and cyan? or the primaries for mixing colored lights – red, green, and blue?

why are there 3 primary colors in the first place and not for example 7?

why do colors form a circle, when the spectrum does not?

color

these and a lot of other questions are discussed at http://www.huevaluechroma.com, a website by david briggs on the dimensions of color and light perception.

sometimes a bit heavy on the technical side of things. and it may leave you even more confused then before. but still a great read for anybody interested in more than the absolute basics of color theory.

swedese

07/23/09

furnituremanufacturer

swedish furniture company swedese.

swedese

hartmut esslinger on design in the late 1970’s

07/20/09

designer/studioproduct

as part of gizmodo ’79, frog design founder hartmut esslinger discusses his design work in the late 1970’s.

gizmodo79

spHaus

07/17/09

furniturelightingmanufacturer

italian furniture and lighting company spHaus.

sphaus

design for murderball

07/17/09

otherresearch

fellow pratt ID graduate yuki hirayama‘s master thesis explored product design for weelchair rugby players. inspired by the documentary ‘murderball’, she interviewed more than 60 people and developed a range of related products. ending up with a large collection of video footage, she decided to summarize her thesis via a movie.

yuki1

hay

07/12/09

furnituremanufacturer

danish furniture manufacturer hay, with the ambition to "encourage danish furniture design’s return  to the innovative greatness of the 1950s and 1960s but in a contemporary context".

hay

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