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Design Issues from MIT – Open access until April 30

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Christian Germanaz french industrial designer — Encyclopedia of Design

Christian Germanaz (1940-) is an industrial French and designer of furniture; active in Paris. He studied in Paris, both at the Ecole Boulle and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. In 1966, he designed a selection of office furniture and his famous Airborne Half and Half chairs. In 1970, he formed his own design […]

Christian Germanaz french industrial designer — Encyclopedia of Design

Book: Design and Development – Leveraging social and economic growth through design policies

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Design & Development: Leveraging social and economic growth through design policies – by Gabriel Patrocinio and Jose Mauro Nunes (eds.) has just been launched and is available at Amazon (Kindle) and other digital platforms (ePUB).

The book brings together a team of experts from around the world – including Gui Bonsiepe, Victor Margolin and Mugendi K. M’Rithaa (former ICSID President) – to discuss Design as a tool for national and regional development. Two exclusive and previously unpublished documents of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization are also reproduced in the book, after more than four decades.

Originally launched in Brazil, the book received two awards (in Brazil) and took part of two exhibitions in Europe (Lisbon and Madrid), being hailed as “a theoretical and academic milestone, with potential to change the current practice and understanding of Design.”

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Art and design movements of the 20th century

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As this topic can originate a long and tiring post, I just found great to have this short information at Britannica.com

“The following is an alphabetically ordered list of major art and design movements that took place during the 20th century.A “movement” is a style or prevailing inclination in art or design that upholds a specific philosophy or ideal and is followed and promoted by a group of artists for a defined period of time.

 

 

Luigi Colani (1928-2019): “I am not a designer”

Whatever you may think of the man, Luigi Colani is a phenomenon. No other designer has managed in the course of his career to bring down, so to speak, so many pithy formulations on to himself. He has been described as court jester, big-mouth, loud speaker, provocateur, compulsive offender, visionary, charlatan, enfant terrible, or alternatively as the Cassius Clay, Inge Meysel or David Hasselhoff of design. He has been mocked as the ‘naturopath’ of the design world, or as a purveyor of tack, but also venerated as the Leonardo of plastic.

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