Summing Up 2019

Before this course, I had no experience with industrial design or building things. Coming from a media design major, I have had experience with designing posters, magazines, ads and brand identities but not designing physical things, so I was intimidated at first. Looking back on my upcycle wine rack and bauhaus shelf, I have learned…
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Top Constraints

So I am not completely sure what I want to make but I know my aesthetic. I am thinking about taking a piece of layout design from the Bauhaus aesthetic and turning it into something physical, maybe a shelf or a piece of wall art. I plan on using a 2d layout design as inspiration…
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Main Project Inspiration

Bauhaus design has always interested me because when it was introduced in the 1920s, it looked different from any other design movement that has happened in the past. It introduced grids, and the key idea of the movement was that ‘form follows function’. For my main project, I plan to use the Bauhaus design aesthetic…
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Upcycle Final Report: Wine Rack

Vision and Inspiration  For my upcycle project, I decided to make a wine rack. My inspiration came form the Industrial aesthetic. I really liked how in the aesthetic, there were aspects of an unfinished look, neutral colors, weathered wood and steel. I then started exploring furniture/decorations within the industrial aesthetic. What stuck out to me…
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Upcycle Inspo

The inspiration for my project came mostly from the materials I had. It is interesting to think back on the project because I never really had that “ah ha!” moment when searching for ideas. I knew which materials I wanted to use and my inspiration more or less came from there. I then researched industrial…
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Retro Futurism

Retro Futurism refers to the creative trend from the 1940s-1960s that depicted the future. It “explores themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology” (Raduta). During this time, the US was in the Atomic Age, where thoughts of nuclear war took over American Citizens concerns and daily…
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