20th Century Design Movement & Update

20th Century design movement inspiration

My design is inspired by Minimalism of the 20th Century Design Movement. Minimalism is also called ABC art. It originated in the late 1960s in New York City. For my project I wanted to relate minimalism to technology. Some of the minimalism tech design examples are shown below:


Design updates:

I have experienced lots of difficulties with my original presented project. I decided to create something I like and will be able to use in real life. The new idea is to design and craft a wooden smart phone charging dock with dynamic LED lights. I will be adapting the minimalism style to the project. The design went very well and I will start purchasing materials this week. I have already got half of the materials. For this week my plan is to find wood blocks and start playing with them.


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  • Connor Swanson
    May 7, 2017 4:01 pm

    Great idea for a project. Minimalism has started to pick up a lot of steam in the last couple decades and is the focus of many of the products we use today. I’d love to see how the project turns out and how it compares to other preexisting products.

  • David Holliman
    May 1, 2016 12:07 pm

    Thanks for presenting the Minimalism design movement. I never have heard it called ABC art. Also, I never would have suspected that the movement originated in 1960s New York. I think of New York being a very byzantine place, far from simplicity. Not to mention, most of the minimalism seen in current technology seems to come from a movement based on California tech companies. Its interesting to think of this period splitting in two directions: that of simplicity and that of adorned art. It seems apparent which aesthetic has won in the area of technology…


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