World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is celebrated throughout the world on 29 June. First declared in 2007 by the World Design Organization™ (WDO) for its 50th anniversary, WIDD increases awareness of the profession of industrial design and champions the power of design to strengthen economic, social, cultural, and environmental development.
The iconic Coke Cola “Contour” bottle design is 100 years old this year. On April 26, 1915, the Trustees of the Coca-Cola Bottling Association voted to spend up to $500 to develop a distinctive bottle for Coca-Cola. The Root Glass Company of Indiana the design team of C.J and William Root, shop Forman Alexander Samuelson, Earl Dean and Clyde Edwards were given a brief to develop a “bottle so distinct tha
Data released by the online jobs website Seek shows that the design and architecture sector is leading jobs growth. The number of new jobs ads in the sector increased by 42 percent in the 2015 financial year. With farming, animals and conservation jobs coming in second at 29 percent, manufacturing up 12 percent and revealing mining, resources and energy as the worst performing area by far, with a 30 percent decline.
ABC Radio Newcastle works through the alphabet looking at a different profession each week. This week was I for Industrial Designer; the ABC Morning Programs Paul Turton spoke to our lead designer Jon Pryer. Paul “So what is industrial design” Jon “That’s THE question………. an industrial designer provides the contact surfaces between the mechanics of a product and the user
World Industrial Design Day is observed annually on 29 June. First declared in 2007 on the 50th anniversary of the International Congress of Societries of Industrial Design, World Industrial Design Day was established with the aim of promoting awareness of the profession of industrial design and highlighting the impact of industrial design on economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life.
The world’s longest-serving car goes out of production The Land Rover Defender, the Land Rover is going out of production in 2015. Since 1948 Land Rover has offered new car buyers what is now the world’s oldest vehicle (depending on specification it’s not technically a car). The design for the original Land Rover vehicle was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at Rover, on his farm on the i
We found this Lego model of our police prisoner transport design posted on a Lego builder forum recently – awesome work by Criga88 Follow Griga88’s work here : http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=96193 More than 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1958. There are about 62 Lego bricks per person of the Earth’s population. Check out the video below to see how that happened
“things which are differnt in order to be differnt are seldom better, but that which is made to be better is almost always differnt” – Dieter Rams Deiter Rams is associated more than anyone with the rational machine aesthetic which characterised German product design post-1945, he was chief designer for Braun from 1961 to 1995. The legacy of Rams’s rational minimalist style has influenced a ge
“The Shape of Things to Come” – its a prophetic book by H. G. Wells made into a disturbingly prophetic movie by Alexander Caulder and was the marketing slogan for the Triumph TR7. The TR7 was the replacement for the aging TR6, designed primarily with an eye to the US market it was Triumph’s first hard top production sports car and anticipated scheduled US safety legislation banning convertible
Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest 1959 staring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. This is the only movie I know of where anyone actually says they are an industrial designer, Eva Marie Saint tells Cary grant she is an industrial designer – but in reality she is a spy. The Island 2005 staring Ewan McGregor as a cloned industrial designer – he never actually states that he is an industrial designer b