20th Century Design Movements

After looking into a number of 20th century design movements I feel as though I have a more clear goal as to how I want my finished jewelry box to look. There were two 20th century design movements that really helped narrow down what design I wanted to incorporate into my project, and those design movements are constructivism and  minimalism.


I was compelled by the complex structures constructivism had to offer. Not only did constructivism focus on these complex pieces of art, but it also admires technology and the machines it has to offer, placing an emphasis on the functionality of its art. I believe this is something I want to really stress while the manufacturing of the jewelry box, for I not only want it to look good, but I also want it to function as a solid jewelry box that will last my mom for years to come.


I have always thought of myself as a bit of a minimalist. I much prefer to only what is necessary vs, what is in my mind, clutter. When things are simple and only include things that need to or should be there, the product tends to be much more enjoyable to use. For my jewelry box I want to incorporate this idea, although I do not want the box to be “simple”. I simply want to include things that will only add to the box, and nothing more.


  1. http://media.cargocollective.com/1/17/560636/headerimg/COVER.jpg
  2. http://jaredpolites.com/a-beginners-guide-to-minimalism/
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  • Levi Cortright
    May 10, 2017 6:44 pm

    I like the minimalist approach. There is a certain appeal to subtlety. Make the most use out of as little as possible, it is a lot harder than it sounds.

  • Errol Romero
    May 1, 2017 3:56 pm

    I feel like there is a way to incorporate both the minimalism and constructivism into the design especially because your design is a jewelry box. Maybe you can even find out what design your mother prefers so that the design can appeal to her as well


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