Today’s Influential Designers

Unfortunately I cannot make it to class Wednesday to hear about today’s influential designers, but I thought I might share who’s work I find inspiring. I’d be interested to see who’s currently inspiring you too. I don’t find Martha Stewart terribly inspiring, but what other female designers are influencing product design?

Marcel Wanders

http://www.marcelwanders.com/

  • known for luxury goods
  • integrates Delft patterns and other intricate patterns
  • designed KLM airlines meal service

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Marc Newson

http://marc-newson.com/

  • recently joined apple design team
  • leads design for Quantas Airlines
  • leads design for G-Star clothing
  • clients include Mount Blanc, Leica, LV, Sumbeam,..

Leica designed by Marc Newman and Jon Ive

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Early chair design that put Newman on the map

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G-Star jacket by Marc Newman

Frank Gehry

http://www.foga.com/

Popularized cardboard furniture

Designs:

  • Seattle EMP
  • Walt Design Concert Hall
  • Vitra Design Musem

Here’s Frank responding to critics:

Karim Rashid

http://karimrashid.com/

  • Known for organic meets tech aesthetic
  • Clients: Dirt Devil, Umbra, 3M

Jonathan Ive

www.apple.com

  • leads Apple design
  • most influence in-house designer of our time.
  • enough said.

Here’s some his early ID work:

http://www.businessinsider.com/check-out-the-earliest-work-of-apples-design-leader-jony-ive-2013-11#heres-another-sketch-from-ive-this-time-for-a-power-drill-ive-likes-to-say-hes-not-good-at-drawing-but-he-is-actually-quite-talented-4

One of kind table designed by Marc Newman and Jonathan Ive for charity auction

Temple Grandin

http://www.grandin.com/design/design.html

  • Over half the world’s livestock handled by systems designed by Grandin
  • Unsung hero of Industrial Design, better known as animal scientist and autism advocate
  • uses her autistic ability to understand how animal perception

Yves Behar

http://www.fuseproject.com/

  • founder of fuse project
  • leads design for Jawbone
  • designs for Herman Miller, and many more

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Naoto Fukasawa

Founder of “+-0” brand

http://en.plusminuszero.jp/

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Philippe Starck

http://www.starck.com/en/

Architect and product designer

Clients include:

  • Target
  • Microsoft
  • Puma
  • Kartell
  • Steve Jobs Yacht
  • many more…

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Steve Jobs Yacht designed by Starck

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Kartell  Monobloc Chair  designed by Starck

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blobject designed by Starck

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Target Line designed by Starck

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