Category: Designers and design

Harvey Norman Excursion!

What I noticed Immediately was that there was a large rift in the style of products offered. There seemed to be a comeback of the retro style design, reminiscent of American designed household appliances in the 50’s and 60’s, with metal body, solid looking designs painted in bright and cheerful pastel colours.   retro designed SMEG toasters. Why would anyone… Read more →

Function, Human/ergonomics & emotion

There are 3 main categories or dominant factors that influence the aesthetics and form of a product. They are based on function, ergonomics, and emotion. Most products are a varying combination of all three, with different products placing differing emphasis on each of the factors, in this triangle of aesthetics.   Firstly, function based products.   As the name implies,… Read more →

Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1967. He studied design in Lausanne in before attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelors of Industrial Design. In the early 1990s, he worked in California’s Silicon valley, taking on tech design projects for major clients like Apple Inc. Upon researching Yves Béhar, I’ve come… Read more →

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