Product and package design.
Sorry for mistakes, the cat hid again my glasses. Only this time, I do not know where and am working for hours already without them.
Oscar Diaz, Ink Calendars.
Now how cool is this?
Calendar using the capillary action of the ink on the paper. Ink Calendar make use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.
The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.
The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the weather on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.
SMD Lighting, Hayman Lamp
SMD Design Hayman Wall Garderobe. Also everything from SMD available in black too.
Kera Interior Lisabel 63 eur, different colours
Raúl Lauri green decafe lamp
Dieter Rams. Dieter Rams ( 1920) is a German product designer who created the visual style of the old Braun products. Once again a proof that good design is eternal.
Dieter Rams: ten principles of good design
Rams introduced the idea of sustainable development and of obsolescence being a crime in design in the 1970s. Accordingly he asked himself the question: is my design good design? The answer formed is now the celebrated ten principles.
1. Is innovative – The possibilities for progression are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for original designs. But imaginative design always develops in tandem with improving technology, and can never be an end in itself.
2. Makes a product useful – A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic criteria. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could detract from it.
3. Is aesthetic – The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products are used every day and have an effect on people and their well-being. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful.
4. Makes a product understandable – It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product clearly express its function by making use of the user’s intuition. At best, it is self-explanatory.
5. Is unobtrusive – Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.
6. Is honest – It does not make a product appear more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.
7. Is long-lasting – It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today’s throwaway society.
8. Is thorough down to the last detail – Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer.
9. Is environmentally friendly – Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.
10. Is as little design as possible – Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.
Back to purity, back to simplicity.
More form Dieter Rams, designed long time ago.
Alles ist unbunt, geometrisch und harmonisch.
The starting point of my work has always been to create order, says Rams, to eliminate the chaos to focus on the essentials.
Only a few know that he is actually an architect, and that he has designed his beautiful house by himself.
His home which he shares with his wife, a fotographer, for 40 years
Frequently, says Dieter Rams, people came up to him, respectfully, and said, “. Mr. Brown, I am a great admirer of your work” Rams never corrected them.. “Ah,” he says, possibly wiping existing vanity with a casual gesture and continues, “actually that’s a compliment.”