Design History: Vico Magistretti

Design // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Although Vico Magistretti set out to be an architect, his approach and design execution allowed him to explore more avenues than such. He would be come one of the most influential designers of his time. Magistretti made his mark by winning 2 coveted Compasso D’ Oro awards, was nominated as Royal Designer for having taught for 20 years at the Royal College of Arts, and 12 of his pieces are part of a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Submit Artwork or Photography That Captures "Looking Good" for LG

Design // Friday, May 08, 2015
Partnering with the global creative community platform Talenthouse, LG has released a creative brief commissioning artists to create artwork or photography that captures the theme of their new LG G Flex2 phone, "Looking Good." Artists are asked to interpret one or all of the features of the new phone through their own artistic medium and bring it to life.

Herman Miller Challenge: Designing For The New Office Nomads

Design // Friday, April 17, 2015
Recently, Herman Miller hosted a design competition focused on the idea of a modern, mobile worker. The proposition challenged designers to create a concept that would facilitate individual work in a shared work environment. It questioned designers to think about all of the “stuff” that mobile workers need to access throughout their day and what type of product could be created to aid in their plight.

The Blade Runner Model Shop, Revisited

Design // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I don't want to expose too much of my inner nerd to the hundreds of thousands of people who read this site every few weeks, but when I saw these images of The World's Best Ever yesterday showing the model shop and behind-the-scenes look of the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," I started to get all nostalgic for the "magic of the movies." 

Boo-Boos: Bandages That Hurt (To Look At)

Design // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Designed by Sherwood Forlee, "Boo-boos" are sterile adhesive bandages that make your cuts & scrapes look so much worse than they really are. "The injuries depicted on these bandages are sickening and repulsive. But they're so much fun. So go ahead and slap them on and watch people gasp and gag at your laceration, burn, or infection."

Design Process: Analog vs. Digital

Design // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
In the past few years of my professional design career I have often pondered over what it might be like to design without the modern tools I have been provided. Would I ideate, sketch, or build my concepts in the same manner? Would my way of thinking about a project be different because of the tools I utilize to create it? Would famed designers like the Eames or Le Corbusier have taken the same steps and been so dramatically influential if they were in a modern era?

A'Design Award: Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design

Design // Monday, January 05, 2015
Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Juxtapoz.com, and happy new year. This is our last post looking at some of our favorite categories in the A'Design Awards, the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Today, we look at interior space design, for offices, retails and exhibition design.

A'Design Award: Street Furniture Design

Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
We have been having a great time looking through all the award winners and finalists that are part of the A'Design Awards. In summary "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we look at some really awesome ideas for public furniture, a great base for city planners to change the way we situate ourselves in a city. 

A' Design Awards & Competition - Winners

Design // Thursday, November 20, 2014
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

An Iconic Phone Before the iPhone

Design // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before apps, text messages, and cameras, there was a phone that changed the way we conversed over telecommunications. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates, the Trimline telephone for Western Electric (which supplied AT&T) was produced from 1965 until the late 90’s. This phone was a benchmark in the development of modern telephone design and production.
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