Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects by Ellen Lupton, Alesina Inna PDF

By Ellen Lupton, Alesina Inna

ISBN-10: 1568987684

ISBN-13: 9781568987682

Exploring fabrics invitations you to get encouraged via actual types and elements. fabrics are like phrases. The richer your layout vocabulary, the extra layout recommendations you'll discover and show. Foam, mesh, wooden, plastic, and twine each one have behaviors and homes that recommend varieties of constitution, floor, and connection. each one has its position, results, and price. figuring out fabrics is vital to layout, and realizing fabrics via hands-on test is actually the most important. Use this publication to start layout with new eyes. forget about what you recognize, and learn how components akin to cardboard, fabric, steel, and cord can yield excellent constructions with unforeseen functions.

Best-selling writer Ellen Lupton and her colleague Inna Alesina deliver their collective layout stories to this informative and enjoyable quantity. The e-book opens with case experiences of the layout technique. vigorous examples convey how designers can engage with actual fabrics to jump-start the process considering and inventing and the way they could contain actual humans and actual environments to take a clean examine actual difficulties. on the middle of the ebook is a visible thesaurus of fabrics, geared up either to encourage and tell. daily makes use of of every fabric are juxtaposed with experimental initiatives that show how designers from world wide have exploited fabrics in staggering and inventive methods. The ebook concludes with a bit on making it genuine, relocating past the prototype to create a product that may be synthetic and marketed.

This colourful and available paintings speaks to a generational shift in layout pondering and layout tradition. at the present time, there's a wide circulation to imagine seriously and creatively approximately materials--where they arrive from, how they functionality, and the place they prove on the finish of the day. there's additionally becoming curiosity in making and crafting, attractive with items and the surroundings in a right away method. Exploring fabrics embraces this new wave of considering and brings the complexities and joys of the fabric global into your arms.

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Concept: Multibag System pros. This multiuse bag is attractive and functional. It works well for shopping with a cart in the store and for carrying groceries home. cons. Too many straps and carabiners could be a hassle. strap connection. We could not find grommets large enough to test our superstrap concept, where more than one carabiner fits into one eyelet. 41 42 exploring materials rethinking the toilet. The Peepoo bag is a low-tech system developed for communities without septic systems. It converts human waste into a valuable resource.

Never spray in a studio full of people. Use a spray booth, or grab old newspapers and step outside. corner protector is made of multiple layers of paper bonded to form an L shape. Layering also is used to make flat cardboard structurally strong. milk carton prototypes. Starting from the existing shape of a milk carton, score the sides to prototype a variety of shapes. Peel away the plastic from the side where you will apply glue to ensure a strong bond. 63 64 exploring materials Velcro, flat magnet strips, clasps, snaps, and zippers can be used to add functionality to cardboard objects.

Imagine that you are Mother Nature designing a “package” for a worm. What would be the most economical and structural solution? Choose a natural object, such as a snail shell, and analyze not its shape but the problem nature solved when creating it. Think about flaws in the design and possible solutions that preceded today’s adaptations. What human-made materials and structures use similar principles? Make an object that uses these principles to solve a human problem. could it be? Possible evolution of the structure of a snail’s shell.

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