20th Century Design Movements Comparison

This weeks blog post will compare the current aesthetic in my ambient lighting sculpture based on tropical nature, minimalism and future tech with 20th century design movements more specifically Art Deco, Streamlining and Scandinavian Modern. To start of I will put my current design render for a refresher.

The Chrysler building inspired me to draw an Art Deco style of my design, even tho I personally don’t like it. I imagine these shapes would be gold on a black background.

Unlike Art-Deco I really like the Scandinavian Modern design movement. One of the aspects I like most about it its the use of simple shapes and materials that are easy to work with like wood. I envision the upper cylinder to be made from wood in the drawing bellow.

Lastly I chose Streamlining as a design movement I am not a big fan either. I tried to make it as aerodynamic as I could even though it wouldn’t need to be. For some reason I envision this to be made of some shiny sheet metal and it reminds me of classic American dinners.

References: https://www.stedmunds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Design-Movements-Timeline.pdf

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  • Jordan Nahabetian
    March 22, 2019 1:43 pm

    Your streamline design is successful in creating the illusion of the product moving fast. The Scandinavian aesthetic works as well since you put a low amount of intentional features on it.

  • Andres, I think this idea of using a tropical nature design is extremely intriguing. Especially after seeing your designs for 20th century aesthetics. I like all of the drawings you created and think that the 2nd one would be the easiest. However, I would almost say to challenge yourself and do something more like the 1st one. The laser cutters can handle this design and I think it would be so cool to see how the light shines through these designs.


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