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  • After spying diamond-shaped wood chips on a workshop floor at London’s Kingston University—the leftovers of some architecture student, no doubt—Stefanie Nieuwenhuys was reminded of a secondhand snakeskin bag she once purchased. Scooping them up, the fashion student set to work, layering the wooden scraps onto fabric like reptilian scales.
  • Diana Eng based her “Miura Ori” scarf on an origami “leaf-fold” pattern invented by Koryo Miura, a Japanese space scientist who was in turn inspired by the unfurling mechanism of the hornbeam and beech leaves.Diana Eng’s scarf folds into a compact package yet “deploys” to create a voluminous wrap for your neck.Hornbeam and beech leaves are distinguished by their corrugated folds, which remain collapsed until they emerge from their buds. Eng’s wool-cashmere scarf folds into a compact package yet “deploys” to create a voluminous—and warm!—wrap for your neck.
  • While most of us have forgotten the basics of high-school geometry, Sarajevo student-designer AmilaHrustic finds inspiration in the ancient branch of mathematics. "Plato's Collection," an assortment of origami-esque dresses made from paper and textiles, is a mass of edges, vertices, and faces, with each dress corresponding to one of the five Platonic solids (the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron). What culminates is a series of artfully structured forms that are as pleasing to the eye as they are mathematically sublime.
  • Inspiration of form

    1. 1. Inspiration of for
    2. 2. Learning Objectives: •Identify different types of inspirations for concept design •Explain how to gain and develop design inspiration from form using elements of design •Design quick concept sketches based on inspired forms
    3. 3. Revist: Principles of D
    4. 4. Elements of form • Balance • Proportion • Symmetry • Light • Shape • Line • Colour • Material • Scale • Rhythm • Texture
    5. 5. Nature/Biology as an inspiration o
    6. 6. Mathematics/Geometry as an inspirat
    7. 7. Material/Technique as an inspiratio Iris Van Herpen Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. 'Form follows function' is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”
    8. 8. Concept sketches Steven Holl ‘...I try to come up with a concept that has a deeper meaning than just a form, and to use that to tie everything together’
    9. 9. Elements of form • Balance • Proportion • Symmetry • Light • Shape • Line • Colour • Material • Scale • Rhythm • Texture Repetition Pattern Part of the body Base it on movement Big and small m a t e r i a l Hard and Soft detail

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