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  • The products you choose define your style. It can just be FabIndia kurtas for parties and business suit for work. Next class, I want to see your style, either by articulation or by wearing. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chanda Kocher, Narayana Murthy, Vijay Mallya
  • You are in Geneva or Boston. Your client takes you home for lunch. You see this furniture set in his child’s room. Relative to what we’ve been talking about, what’s a good response?
  • The Guggenheim Museum 's online article on De Stijl summarizes these traits in similar terms: "It [De Stijl] was posited on the fundamental principle of the geometry of the straight line, the square, and the rectangle, combined with a strong asymmetricality; the predominant use of pure primary colors with black and white; and the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective forms and lines." [4]
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    • 1. What’s your Style? Fashion, Design , Style, Accessories
    • 2. How Product Design differs from art
      • It has to deal with the market . You can design the most creative/unusual computer but if it doesn’t work, the product won’t sell. Apple??
      • Art deals with form. Products have to marry form and function.
      • Products are all around us-- Nike shoes, pens, cameras, etc. Not isolated in galleries
    • 3. History of Product Design
      • Leonardo Da Vinci-- first product designer?
      • Impetus from Industrial Revolution- 1760 to 1830
      • Chairs, typewriters, printing press
      • Waterman pen-- fountain pen
      • Watches-- pocket watches
      • Levi Strauss- riveted jeans
      • Karl Elsender- Swiss Army Knife
      • What works?
      • What is your style?
    • 4. Successful Products?
    • 5.  
    • 6. What I want you to do
      • Make unusual connections-- Mondrian and bike
      • View the world through a designer’s eye
      • Observe objects. Observe what people are wearing
      • Articulate your views
      • Get personal
      • Figure out your personal style.
      • What do you like? What do you dislike?
    • 7. Naoto Fukasawa “ Without Thought”
    • 8. Pierre Paulin
      • French furniture designer
      • Designed the iconic ribbon chair.
      • Not very functional.
      • Fabric tore.
      • Would you buy it?
    • 9.  
    • 10. Ron Arad
      • Israeli. Steel. Bookworm
    • 11. Alvar Aalto
      • Finnish architect and designer
      • Founded the firm Artek with his wife.
      • Wanted to design complete environments
      • Famous for his chairs.
    • 12. Ingo Maurer
      • German
      • Son of a fisherman
      • Moved to America
      • Was a graphic designer
      • Moved back to Germany to do lights.
      • Famous for his lighting
      • Revealed bulbs
    • 13. Constructivism
      • Basis for product and furniture design
      • Originated in Russia
      • Not art for art’s sake
      • Art has to have a social purpose
      • Spread to Germany
      • Many Russian constructivists taught at Bauhaus in Germany
      • Influenced a whole generation of designers
    • 14. Bauhaus
      • Very famous school in Germany
      • Lots of architects and designers from there.
      • Wanted to mix art, craft and technology
      • More design oriented.
      • Interested in form plus function
      • Nowadays, Eindhoven is among the best design schools in the world.
    • 15. Good Websites
      • Dezeen magazine
      • Bonluxat shopping website
      • Phillippe Starck
      • Artek
      • Alessi
      • Artifort
      • Metropolis Magazine
    • 16. Design in India
      • National Institute of Design: M.P. Ranjan
      • Design Centers- Bangalore, Amdavad, Pune
      • Homework: Spend half hour on the website
      • Find a product or a designer that you like.
      • Can be textile, architecture, any of the 10.
      • All I want is a name and a product.
      • Timex watch-- Neil Foley Design