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Pioneering and outstanding design achievements are at the
heart of Focus Open 2022, one of the most renowned German
design competitions with an international orientation. For many
years, it has been an exclusive platform for companies and
professional designers from around the world – from industrial
heavyweights to small enterprises.
TThis yearbook presents all the award-winning products of 2022.
High-quality images and detailed product descriptions are
supplemented by the lively commentary of the jurors. The prize
winners come from fi elds such as investment goods, healthcare,
bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, lifestyle, lighting, consumer electronics,
leisure, building technology, public design, mobility,
service design and materials + surfaces.
The book describes the potential of both design objects and concepts, as well as design as a process, with a specially strong focus on the process of design engineering in the past, present and future. The book makes a stance by referring to historic and current design parameters in industry in relation to certain training methods. It compares these within Europe, explicitly the approach taken by Germany, Great Britain and Scandinavia – and highlights best-practice examples. The range of design disciplines, especially an in-depth look at classic product and textile design, leads to new “blueprint” possibilities and interactive design methods. As industrial designer and master tailor, Marina-Elena Wachs has been a professor for design theory at Hochschule Niederrhein since 2010 and graduated 2007 from Braunschweig University of Art with work on the topic “Material mind – new materials in design, art and architecture”. Since 2008 she has been cooperating with European universities.Search inside on ISSUU.com
The LAMY 2000 fountain pen and the KM 3 food processor are well known even beyond design circles. Nevertheless, their designer, Gerd A. Müller, has faded into obscurity. His designs can be considered pioneering for the development of a new, pared-back design language among well-known companies. Together with Dieter Rams, he was one of the first form designers at Braun. Now, for the very first time, the highly diverse body of work created by this industrial, graphic, ecological and exhibition designer from Frankfurt has been compiled in a publication. Here, the focus is firmly on Gerd A. Müller’s product designs, which have helped shape German industrial design to this day.Lucia Hornfischer is working as an industrial designer. She studied design at the Offenbach University of Arts and Design and at Tongji University in Shanghai and worked at the Dieter Rams Archiv at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Pioneering and outstanding design achievements are at the heart of Focus Open 2021, one of the most renowned German design competitions with an international orientation. For many years, it has been an exclusive platform for companies and professional designers from around the world – from industrial heavyweights to small enterprises.
This yearbook presents all the award-winning products of 2021. High-quality images and detailed product descriptions are supplemented by the lively commentary of the jurors. The prize winners come from fields such as investment goods, healthcare, kitchens, interiors, lifestyle, lighting, leisure, public design, mobility, service design and materials & surfaces.Search inside on ISSUU.com
How must design studies be structured in order to not
only keep pace with the changes in the economy and society but also to shape them? How much artificial intelligence and coding must be conveyed during studies? This book documents five years of international research on these questions, which 250 designers participated in worldwide.The iF Design Foundation is dedicated as a non-profit organisation to design as a phenomenon and practice in the context of education and culture, science and the economy, politics and society. It promotes the development of design-specific discourses and supports the sharing of design-relevant knowledge and findings.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Professional design has never been as important and par for the course as today. Pioneering and exceptional design achievements are at the centre of Focus Open 2020, one of the most renowned German design competitions with an international orientation. For many years, the competition has been an exclusive platform for companies and professional designers from all around the world – from industrial heavyweights to small companies.
The yearbook presents all the prize-winning products of 2020. The award winners come from e.g. the sectors of investment goods, healthcare, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, lifestyle, lighting, consumer electronics, leisure, building technology, public design, mobility, service design and materials & surfaces. Focus Open, the state prize of the Baden-Württemberg state, shows what is state-of-the-art in terms of design, innovation and sustainability.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Das Motto von Walter Gropius zur ersten Bauhaus- Ausstellung 1923 im Haus Am Horn in Weimar lautete: „Kunst und Technik – eine neue Einheit“. Die Integration beider Felder fand in den 1920er-Jahren am Weimarer Bauhaus jedoch nicht nur enthusiastische Anhänger, sondern auch leidenschaftliche Gegner – eine Kontroverse, die bis in die heutige Zeit reicht. Der Sammelband reflektiert Grundfragen der Weimarer Zeit sowie darauf aufbauende Entwicklungen seit den 1950er-Jahren – etwa an der HfG Ulm – und macht die Diskurse für die Herausforderungen des digitalen Zeitalters fruchtbar.
Mit Beiträgen von Katia Baudin, Michael Braun, Meret Ernst, Annette Geiger, Siegfried Gronert, Franziska Lampe, Julia Meer, Robin Rehm, Theres Rohde, René Spitz.Zu den Herausgebern: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Gronert ist Vorsitzender der Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte (GfDg) und Honorarprofessor an Universitäten in China. Von 1993 bis 2011 lehrte er Geschichte und Theorie des Design an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Dr. Thilo Schwer ist Produktgestalter und Designwissenschaftler. Seit 2011 lehrt er Designtheorie, Designmethodologie und Theorien der Produktsprache.
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A bench for breastfeeding in public space, a hijab for competitive sports, a bicycle saddle that is easy on the prostate. Boys prefer blue and girls love pink? What does gender have to do with design? And what is design "for all"?
On the search for answers to these questions, the publication takes a look at various aspects of our everyday life: public space, playing and education, medicine and health, cosmetics and household. The juxtaposition of contemporary and historical design stances, of critical, playful, innovative and provoking solutions of applied design research and results from extensive cooperations afford insights into a multilayered topic.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Pioneering and exceptional design trends are at the heart of Focus Open, one of the most renowned German design competitions with an international orientation. For many years, this competition by Design Center Baden-Wuerttemberg has been an exclusive platform for companies and professional designers and with its non-pro character also offers small and medium-sized companies the opportunity to compare themselves internationally. The publication presents all award-winning products.Besides other areas, the award winners come from fields like capital goods, medicine, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, ambience, lighting, electronics, leisure, building technology, public design, mobility and service design.Also published are the results of the "Mia Seeger Preis". This prize honours up-and-coming designers who have developed products "that have more than one benefit".Search inside on ISSUU.com
Computational design is a post-disciplinary pursuit that operates at the intersection of science, engineering, architecture, and design. What new strategies, tools, methods, and workflows for conceptualising, generating and producing the built environment do and can computational designers use? Do new opportunities to enhance design agency and realise more sustainable and resilient built environment design outcomes exist when thinking through technology? How can the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry overcome technical, economic, social, cultural, and regulatory barriers to implement new systems and processes?"Computational Design – From Promise to Practice" argues that to realise the full potential of computational design necessitates an approach that brings theory and research inquiry into closer dialogue with the realities and conditions of the design, delivery, and production of the built and urban environment as well as its lived experiences. This book documents an action-research approach that underpins the Computational Design Education and Research program at the University of New South Wales, Australia and that simultaneously combines theory and practice, researchers and industry practioners, and action and reflection. The innovative range of theoretical positions and projects presented here demonstrate how a synergistic approach to transforming real-world industry challenges into academic research inquiries and learning opportunities can in turn positively transform the AEC industry and 21st century cities.The editors:Dr Nicole Gardner is a Lecturer in the Bachelor of Computational Design, in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is an Australian Registered Architect with architecture practice experience in Adelaide, London, and Sydney. Her research and teaching engages an interdisciplinary range of ideas to investigate the changing relationships between digital and computational technologies and the design, delivery and production of the built environment.Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler is the founder and Discipline Director of the Bachelor of Computational Design – the world’s first undergraduate degree in Computational Design – at the Built Environment Faculty at the University of New South Wales. He is also Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Vice President of the Media Architecture Institute.Dr. Yannis Zavoleas is an Architect Engineer licenced in Greece. He is Senior Lecturer in Computational Design at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, where he focuses on the influences of computing and digital and analogue tools as "tools for thought" in design creativity.Theory and practice of a groundbreaking and emergent technology, including case studies by leading researchers: BIM modeling, digital fabrication, smart cities, responsive enviroment, gaming.
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Die Zeit des Designs ist das Neue. In den Anfängen haben immer wieder erneuerte Positionen das Design und seine Geschichte geprägt. Die dabei formulierten, wechselnden Positionen werfen zwangsläufig die Frage nach der Qualität und dem Sinn des Neuen auf. Darum vermessen die Beiträge Grenzstellungen des Neuen vor der jeweils als vergangen diskreditierten Gegenwart. Gleichzeitig beleuchten sie die Bedingungen seiner Entstehung. Die Herausgeber: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Gronert ist Vorsitzender der Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte (GfDg) und Honorarprofessor an Universitäten in China. Von 1993 bis 2011 lehrte er Geschichte und Theorie des Designs an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Dr. Thilo Schwer ist Produktgestalter und Designwissenschaftler. Seit 2011 lehrt er Designtheorie, Designmethodologie und Theorien der Produktsprache an der HfG Offenbach.
Überblick zu Designpositionen des Neuen in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. Mit 16 Fachbeiträgen.
Thilo Schwer auf YouTube
Product innovations and design trendsPioneering and exceptional design trends are at the heart of Focus Open 2018. Companies and professional designers from around the world were invited to participate. The publication presents all the award-winning products that persuaded the jury with their exceptional design quality. Award-winners from the fields of e.g. production, medicine, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, ambience, lifestyle, lighting, media, sport, outdoor, public design, architecture, transport and sustainability are presented and described.It also publishes the results of the "Mia Seeger Award": the prize is awarded to up-and-coming designers who have developed products that "serve more than one purpose".Search inside on ISSUU.comThis book is no longer available.
How many cubic metres does the little Michelin man actually take up? What insurance value does the potato peeler Rex have and how fragile is Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Dr. Komplex? The designer pack of cards "The Happy Collector" shows 52 objects from the design and decorative arts collection at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, selected by the curators Renate Menzi and Sabine Flaschberger.
Playfully – as a classical card game or top trumps – it presents not only the favorite objects and collection highlights of the museum, but also conveys important aspects of the collection procedure: from purchase, storage and handling to insurance and documentation.
The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is the leading museum for design and visual communication in Switzerland. The collection of international importance comprises around 500,000 objects from the areas of decorative arts, textiles, graphics, typography, as well as poster, furniture and product design.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Pioneering and exceptional design trends are at the heart of Focus Open 2017. Companies and professional designers from around the world were invited to participate. The publication presents all the award-winning products that persuaded the jury with their exceptional design quality. Award-winners from the fields of e.g. production, medicine, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, lifestyle, lighting, media, optics, sport, outdoor, public design, architecture and transport are presented and described.
It also publishes the results of the “Mia Seeger Award”: the prize is awarded to up-and-coming designers who have developed products that “serve more than one purpose”.
Design as Process – On the Creation of Writing UtensilsHow are products and everyday items created which their owners like to use, value greatly and identify with? Things with a high practical value and that are functional, durable and beautiful?Based on the writing utensils by Lamy, the catalogue shows an example of the complex design process behind creating a product, including models and sketches by Phoenix Design, Wolfgang Fabian, Sieger Design, Naoto Fukasawa, Richard Sapper or Franco Clivio.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Product innovations and design trendsProduct innovations and current design trends are the focal point of »Focus Open 2016«. The publication presents all the award-winning products that impressed the jury with their exceptional design. It shows and describes, amongst others, winners from the areas of production, medicine, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, ambience, lifestyle, lighting, media, optics, sports, outdoors, public design, architecture, transport and infrastructure.The results of the »Mia Seeger Prize« are also published. The prize is awarded to up-and-coming designers who have developed products that have more than just one use.
Modern Design in Frankfurt/Main – the other "Bauhaus""Less, but better": The motto of the Frankfurt designer Dieter Rams is still topical today – and very much so. In the face of rapid globalization and an increasing number of premium product consumers, the question on the resources and the longevity of products inevitably arises.The book outlines the prevalent design trends in Frankfurt and in the Rhine-Main-area from the 1920s to the 1980s. For furniture, interior and graphic design made in and around Frankfurt over seven decades, functionality, visuaö strength, austerity, aestethics in clear shapes and the visionary element always plays a major role. This first compact illustration of regional design also raises the question, to what extent German design in the 20th century defined itself through decentralized but intensively interlinked places and institutions.Catalogue of the exhibition in the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt.Search inside on ISSUU.com
Product innovations and design trendsProduct innovations and current design trends are the central focus of Focus Open 2015. The renowned competition is a well-established major event within the German competition scene and, owing to its non-profit character, it provides even the smallest of companies with the opportunity to present and compare themselves internationally.This publication presents all the award-winning products from fields including production, medicine, bathrooms, kitchens, interiors, ambience, lifestyle, lighting, communication, optics, sport, outdoors, public design, architecture and transport, which are presented and described.It also publishes the results of the "Mia Seeger Prize", which awards young designers who have developed products "that benefit more than one".
Aisslingers works can be found in the permanent collections of MoMA and Metropolitan Museum New York, Fonds National d’Art contemporain, Vitra Design Museum and Pinakothek der Moderneover 30 outstanding product designs and architectures
When in the not too distant future, the first publications look back at the design of the late 20th century and the early 21st century, the work of Werner Aisslinger will certainly represent a constant. Not only because of the huge success of his products. But above all due to the material and technical, the typological and conventional potential of his furniture and lights, his system developments, his small-scale architecture and interiors, in short due to the whole catalogue of his interventions in contemporary design. With reference to more than 30 projects, the book shows the step change so typical of Aisslinger between self-defined experiment and precisely coordinated contract work. It is the first documentation of the studio founded in Berlin in 1993. Before that, Aisslinger worked as a freelancer for Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad in London and with Michele de Lucchi in Milan. The author Volker Albus is a renowned design journalist and professor for product design at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.
The Designline is 4.5 metres of design history which can either be used as a booklet, or unfolded as a large poster. It shows the history of design with examples from important eras and exemplary forms – whether in the shape of a kidney-shaped table designed by Isamu Noguchi as an example for organic design or the ground plan of Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, representative of deconstructionism. Numerous photos and information on historical developments, outstanding works and designers from each era accompany the historical outline, making the Designline relevant both as an example and in terms of product language. It is interdisciplinary and synoptic, covering industrial as well as graphic design and architecture. The period depicted starts with the industrial revolution. Sara Hausmann, communication design student at Folkwang University, and Achim Böhmer, qualified communication designer, live and work in Dortmund. Bernhard E. Bürdek, professor for design theory and design methodology, author of numerous books on product design, teaches at the Offenbach am Main Design College.
Design pays off – design matters, but design also tells a story. All three aspects are combined in the corporate stories of selected, standard-setting companies. They tell a tale of something very special and personal. They report of historical moments, momentous events and extraordinary characters. In a series of portraits, case studies or demonstrations of specific details, the reader is given an exciting behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creative-innovative core of companies. The new exhibition and book project of the Design Center Stuttgart and the Deutsche Werkbund Baden- Württemberg presents successful companies that boast special design achievements which have not only buoyed their economic success. They are also exemplary or even trailblazing for the industry, for entrepreneurial action, for the attitude towards society and the employees: design as an expression of an individual corporate culture.
Twelve objects tell a hundred years of industrial design history. The book presents products that were made between 1914 and 2004 and changed people’s everyday lives, designs that were marketed with new strategies, and objects that convey the way of life of a particular decade. Whether it is the Wonder Bowls by Earl Silas Tupper, the Valentine typewriter by Ettore Sottsass, or the iPod mini byJonathan Ive – design icons are brought to life in twelve contributions and through interviews with renowned designers and authors. Sophie Jung (born 1981) is an art historian and is currently working in Berlin as an art critic and editor.
Stephen Palmer (born 1965) is an historian and publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. In collaboration with the HfG-Archiv / Ulmer Museum, Sophie Jung and Stephen Palmer developed "12 Gegenstände" into an interdisciplinary publishing project that has also become the conceptual basis for the corresponding exhibition at the HfG-Archiv Ulm.
Handy illustrated dictionary of key design terms
The perfect tool for students, teachers and practitioners
If you love colour guides, you will love the form guide
The form guide hones the awareness for the design of objects and helps use terms more precisely. Using examples, a basic terminology is developed which aids communication about design in practice and education. The versatile vocabulary can be used to precisely describe product forms, constructions and impressions.The 100 products selected for this purpose are presented with a brief description of their origin, making the form guide an informative tool, closer at hand and more comprehensive than any book could be. Renowned design colleges and institutes have collaborated on the development of the form guide: Zurich University of the Arts (Industrial Design department), the Museum of Design Zurich (design collection), the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, and idea...Institut [interior design environment and architecture], Halle (Saale) Germany.
The appearance and attractiveness of a design product depend to a large extent on the surface design. The texture changes both its form and significance. The sheen of the Panton Chair Classic is what sets it apart, colourful eloxated aluminium is reminiscent of sports equipment, metallic paint on cars or finger nails, patina suggests aging. Besides conveying such emotions through visual and tactile stimuli, functional coatings also react with their environment. As required, they have an adhesive effect, act as a water repellent, provide antibacterial protection or conduct heat. How do designers use this creative potential? "Make up" presents design classics from the collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in dialogue with products of contemporary designers like Konstantin Grcic, Alfredo Häberli, Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison or Kenya Hara.