Of which, it is determined by the more dominant factor.
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From the previous in-class lecture, we’ve touched on how 3 factors are influences of producing products’ aesthetics and/or form: function, human factor, and emotion.
Below, you can find my thoughts on the different products that is dominant in function, human factor, and emotion, respectively.
Product: Bow-tie candleholder
Designer: Vladimir Ivanov
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Among Karim Rashid’s more notable works, I am able to identify myself more with his architecture works. He places a lot of emphasis on ORGANIC SHAPES, their interaction with one another and the play between positive and negative spaces. The colours he uses are more vibrant and warm, often seeking to be the central of attention.
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This man is handsome indeed but I was first attracted to the organic and fluid forms of his furniture designs.
Fluid Forms integrating positive and negative spaces
There are so many things I like about Marc Newson’s works. Let’s cut to the chase, isn’t his furniture designs simply brilliant? Take for example the Orgone Stretch Lounge, a companion piece to the Event Horizon Table and the Read more →
I simply find myself drawn to the work of Ross Lovegrove, which are mainly inspired by nature and organic in form. I’ve realised that when I design I tend to place greater concern in aesthetics rather than function, and that is something I need to greatly improve on. However, Lovegrove brings together these two aspects beautifully in his creations, and I admire his works not only Read more →
One of the designers that I can best identify with is Fukusawa. I find most of his designs soothing for the eyes as it embraces the beauty of minimalism yet not causing it to look boring by adding pops of colour to his products. I love that he often uses earthy tones and round edges to present his work.
Marc Newson // Fukasawa Naoto // Ross Lovegrove // Yves Behar // Karim Rashid
I admit that when I was given these five names of designers to choose from that I best identify with, I had picked Fukasawa solely based on what I saw on Google images. His simple and minimalist designs were what I found to be most aesthetically pleasing.
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Of the artists, the one which I admire the most is Yves Behar. To simply conceptualize consumer products is something most designers do, but Yves takes it a step further by ensuring that his products are both commercially viable and incite some form of social good, to have a purpose beyond that of its literal function.
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