Friday, February 11, 2011

DesIgN tHeoRy BlOg post nO: 9

Group Question #6

Are the criteria of value the same for different types of art works (painting, literature, music, architecture)? If not, how and why do they differ?

After talking about this question in our group, we came to the agreement that the criteria of value is not the same for the different types of art. Art is different in the way they are presented.
Art in music is the rhyme of each note in combination to each other and some time the contrast of notes and text.
While in paintings it is the visual presentation and combination of shape, colours, balance and proportion ect.
In literature people expect the text to have a point and meaning.
And in architecture people expect the design to satisfy the user.

Monday, January 31, 2011

DEsiGN thEOry BLogPOst no 8

The other day we watch one of the of episode of “The Genius of Design” No 3 " Blueprints of the War". This episode is about the design developed under the second world war han how it affected the design development and manufacturing after the war wich was a very intresting subject... ;)

The war pressured the desing by taking new directions by designing and manufaturing fast and with cheap materials. Take guns for example, since germany was the main brain of the world war they had produces a lot of weapons before the war started. Since Hitler had a high aesthetics coming to design, germanys  wapon was first class compeard to BG third class guns with had to keep the cost down with resaulted in  less quality of design and use. The thanks for instant, for a luxury item under the war with big guns and solid shell for protection. Also here germany had first class tanks sompeard with the other countries in the was. an example of this is the Tiger Tank 313 which was powerful and the best of the best.  Russia and the US also design a tank,like T34. this tank was mass produced. germany focused on qulity while The US and Russia went for the massproduction.

Another design feature from the war periode was Volkswagen Beetle with form and function. this car was about quality and it is probably therefore it is one of te most successful cars in the world. ( GOOGLE IT AND SEE HOW SEXY IT IS ;))

The most famous Submarine guns from the Second World War were the Sten Gun (1940) and the Mark 2 & 3. The Sten Guns was all punched and fabricated, but it was not simple enough and the development of simplifying the gun resulted in the submarine gun, Mark 2. Mark 2 is a manufactured flat-pack gun that did exactly what it was suppose to, with a very smart design for war. This types of guns were produced in toy factories around Britain during the war.

The Lounge Chair wood by Charles and Ray Earnes was a design furniture for the post-war world, it was also design as an experience to bend wood. the result become a success! The Leg-Splint by Charles and Ray Earnes is also a design made of 3d plywood and were designed to help war victims to support and stabilize the whole leg that has been injured. over 100 000 leg-splint were made for the US Navy after the war.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

DesIgN tHeoRy BlOg post nO: 7

A summary of the documentary, “The Genius of Design – part 5 –Objects of Desire.”

The revolutionary history of Macintouch and apple mac started in 1984 and is a dawn of a new age. Their purpose was to design an everyday object for the everyday people. One place for everything, a desktop with symbols and functions, making life easier.
The last part of this five episodes documentary is about how the world has change over the last 30 years, from 1970 till present. The design had changed focus over the last decades and the need for individual desire and the need to sell more has become an important fact in to days design world. Throughout this episode we get a closer look at the design and development of Marc Newson`s, Lockheed lounge, Juicy Salif, the Rover chair by Ron Arad, the Charon Bookcase, “the Memphis period” with the steel Kettle, Macintouch and computers, and at last we get as inside look at the mass production company IKEA. Marc Newson is a high profile modern designers. He started out designing in his backyard, buying one and one piece after he got the money for it. One of his most well known and also one of his first design furniture where the Lockheed lounge (1986). This chair is known to be one of the most desirable furniture in the world and were auctioned to the price of 950 000£. Marc Newson is also known for working towards issue with mass production and how to make this objects become as desirable and with the look of a handmade design object. The ultimate goal for every designer is mass production!The Rover chair by Ron Arad is a symbol of the post-war-design, changes in the design world were in the air. And the fashion capital Milan in Italy, showed the world an industrial and philosophical affaire with design.Charon Bookcase design by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. This bookcase was new, different and colorful and was a start of the, so called, Memphis period.´Memphis` symbolized the everything goes attitude and the end of the old modernism. To design a Memphis design, the designers have to be able to master the roles before break them!!In 1986 did the worlds most famous industrial designer Michael Graves successfully design a steel Kettle, mass production with charisma. The main base is steel, with a blue handle that symbols a cold area, a red bird is places so when the water is done it sings and gives the design a bitt of personality. The red symbols the hot area. 1 700 000 of this kettles have been sold.Back in the days paintings were the symbol of wealth and luxury, today design objects it the new trend!Juicy Salif was design by Philippe Starck in 1990. This is a design that is not Design after the famous saying, form follows function. It is not functional at all, but it has an interesting design and lets the user see how the juice goes down into the glass. Philippe Starcks are the most self-published designers in the history of the world.
IKEA a revolutionary retail store that sell flat packed furniture. People are saving money on IKEA s long lasting, sustainable, flat packed furniture. It is modernism that meet the `Memphis` for the price of peanuts. IKEA is the most successful, global furniture company of all time!
The history of industrial design is the story of capitalism of designing more for less!The main issue in to days design world is how to make design ecological and environment friendly. In 2008 did Clen Oliver Low design the ´Think chair´, which with its eco-friendly and non-toxic materials is a reproduction chair, since you can demolish every part of the chair, so called down-cycle the chair so it can be recycled. This is a part of the design process cradle to cradle.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

DEsign TheoRY BLogPOst No 6

Living throuhg chemstry!

Plastic - the big postWar material. Plastick is rock'N'roll

From war time industry to consumer market. Tupperwear was a genius designer, he designd plastic stuff to everyday use. Braun was a new brans to the market and came from shaver to radios. the firsl musicplayer came in the end of the 50's- Dieter who designed this music player thought that form should follow functions. 

Johnatan IVe is another GENIUS degsinger are behind the brand we know today as apple. 

Margaret calvert the designers of signs. you know them today as the signs that pop up in the traffic while your driving and gives u information on where to go and where to turn.

good design is fit for everybody- low cost 

 what does the market what? use the imagination and ---- instead of market analysis,

Verner panton. seven years of developing the s shair and finding the right material before it came out to the shops and the consumer market. single form products. The first chair with no legs. berner though is change were u sit would change how u looked at the world?