The world of promotional products is a $20 billion industry. But right now, for so many companies, it's an afterthought. They'll spend a lot time on their websites and their consumer-facing establishments, but then they'll buy a beer koozie and put their logo on it. It's completely off-brand.
The Incase brand mantra: "A better experience through good design." That applies to everything we touch. We eliminate the superfluous, we edit down to what's necessary, and we aim to achieve a universal design language that transcends both age and demographics. Through that, we're able to create solutions that allow users to have a better experience pursuing their passions.
Today, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, opens David Adjaye Selects, an exhibition of 14 West and Central African textiles drawn from the museum's permanent collection by the Ghanian-British architect. Adjaye's work curating the exhibition was also the inspiration for a new line of textiles he designed for Knoll, which
The duo is on a mission to create new archetypes and modes of use for beautiful things.
Name: Ronan Bouroullec Occupation: Designer, and one-half of the Paris studio Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Design Current projects: It’s a mix of a lot of things. I’ve just come back from seeing a finished prototype for a small architectural project in Iran. We’re working with a big Korean company on
I'm not particularly in love with technology—I think technology is an amazing tool that can do amazing things—but being a bit naive about how it all works actually helps me to keep more of an expectation of the end user.
Name: Hadrien Monloup Occupation: Co-founder and product design director of Bellroy and Carryology Location: Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia Current projects: We have built a great, fast-growing wallet brand and business. Now we are working really hard on the Bellroy of tomorrow. And that will include some very interesting products. One
We recently launched two new products: the Drawer Table for the Dutch brand Arco, and the Aline bar stool for the Swedish company Johanson. In addition, we recently designed one kilometer of balconies for an apartment building in
Last Friday, we wrapped up our ten-part Tech Specs interview series, in which we talked to designers from a variety of sectors about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps, biggest tech gripes and related issues. Obviously, this is too small of a sample size to extrapolate any broad generalizations
The designer, educator and wearables expert on being an enthusiastic early adopter, always searching for the hack, and why industrial designers are fearless people.
As we begin our second week of tech-centric Q&As, Ram Trucks’ exterior-design head talks about the digital (and analog) tools of the trade—and his most epic tech fail.
The San Francisco–based designer on having a very straightforward computer setup, being an impatient early adopter—and why she’s grown wary of the “super shiny rendering.”
The NYC–based art director on prototyping through code, building interactive installations—and being careful not to let new technology get in the way of the story.
Starting today, as part of our 2015 Tech-tacular, we’ll be publishing Q&As with ten designers about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps and biggest tech gripes.
In the first of our ten tech-centric Q&As, Murray talks about the industry-wide transition from analog to digital sketching—and his personal aversion to cordless mice.
The founder and creative leader of San Francisco's NewDealDesign answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
The Paris-based designer on switching from business school to design, softening the visual environment, and the value of working on 25 projects at once.
The Los Angeles-based designer on designing outside your own reality and using craft as a way to diversify conversations in society.
A Questionnaire with designer Sebastian Wrong, who is developing the new collection for Wrong for Hay.
Core77 2014 Year in Review: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and Hand Tools · Tool Storage · Organizational Solutions · Material News · Design Thinking · Architecture and Design GIFsIn 2014, the...
Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien answer our Core77 Questionnaire.
The London-based architect, professor and critic answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
The New York–based industrial designer answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
The Montreal-based designer and maker answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
Earlier this month, Parsons The New School for Design announced that it's launching a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design for fall 2015 enrollment. As a postscript to our recent D-School Futures series—in which we asked the chairs of several prominent design programs to reflect on the state of...
Last month we asked the chairs of 11 leading industrial-design programs to talk to us about the evolution of ID education for our D-School Futures interview series. Since then we've received word of two new master's programs in design that seemed worthy of additional comment. In New York, Parsons is...
The London-based designer and maker answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
The designer and Rochester Institute of Technology professor answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
Drop the Beat, a wearable electronic drumset created by Wesley Chau at RISD last yearThis is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from Soojung Ham, industrial design department head at the Rhode Island School of Design.How...
The Guangzhou, China–based creative director answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
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