Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

The Ant, the Egg, and the Swan may sound like the title of a Danish fairy tale – and in a sense they are. They are the creations of one of the most iconic furniture designers of the 20th century, the great Dane Arne Jacobsen. Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, he would become an influential […]

The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Creativity surely must be an innate quality. How else can the son of a shoemaker grow up to become a commanding figure in mid 20th century furniture design? But hey, there’s more! Born in 1914 in Southern Denmark, Hans J. Wegner also spearheaded Danish Modern into the global arena through his style of work known […]

So what’s global design and innovation firm Frog all about?

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Discover | 3 Comments
So what’s global design and innovation firm Frog all about?

Industrial design may be a century old art, but when it comes to downright bloody-good innovation, Frog Design Inc can take a bow. Founded by industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger in Germany in 1969, Frog initially ventured into industrial design…until it saw its potential and moved on to human factors & ergonomics. As a global design […]

Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937, Renzo Piano is hardly the kind of architect that you could define in one word. In fact, the Renzo Piano architecture style that the world knows of is not what you can narrow down to a trademark style. From skyscrapers to energy-efficient diminutive houses, […]

theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Discover | One Comment
theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Architecture may not appear to be much of a glamorous profession for those from the other side of the fence. But not for Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, the designer duo, better known to the world as Hariri & Hariri. In a male dominated world, the Hariri sisters set their feet, both backed by their Cornell […]

Ludwig Mies: The pioneer of minimalist architecture

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Ludwig Mies: The pioneer of minimalist architecture

A philosopher at heart and an architect by design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, popularly known as Mies, cut an imposing figure in the world of architecture. Born in Aachen, Germany in 1886, Ludwig worked under the German architect, furniture designer and interior designer Bruno Paul at the young age of 19. This would later […]

Football as Football: Hybrid American and European Football Logo Design Experiment Scores A Draw

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Discover | No Comments

When you hear the word football, do you think: or If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate Football as Football, a playful hybrid American and European football logo design experiment hatched by six Minnesota-based design lovers with an equal fanaticism for the game (whether you’re talking American or European persuasion). Football as Football’s designers have […]

Pierre Koenig’s Case Study Houses

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Discover | 2 Comments
Pierre Koenig’s Case Study Houses

Pierre Koenig, an award-winning Californian architect, had a style that is instantly recognisable, and totally distinct from his contemporaries. Most of the midcentury Modernist architects were into curvy, exaggerated Googie and organic designs. Koenig’s designs are more understated and Zen. He favoured boxy shapes, with flat, jutting roofs.   [Photo credit: University of Southern California, […]

Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Philippe Starck is the rock star of contemporary design. He’s as famous for his lemon squeezer as for designing a billionaire’s yacht. Before I tell you more about him, let’s play a game I like to call That’s Really Beautiful But What On Earth Is It Actually For? Scroll through the images below, and try […]

Eero Saarinen – American Futurist architect and Modernist Industrial Designer

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Discover | One Comment
Eero Saarinen – American Futurist architect and Modernist Industrial Designer

Eero Saarinen was one of the most famous American Futurist architects and Modernist industrial designers of the last century. He was born in Finland. The Saarinen family moved to Michigan when Eero was thirteen years old. His father ran an industrial design firm and taught at an art academy, where Saarinen would later take classes. […]

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