Basics Product Design 02: Material Thoughts

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Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts is an inspirational introduction to the many different materials and processes used in product design, exploring their properties and how they have been used by some of the most innovative designers around the world. Throughout the book, David Bramston covers everything from dresses and bridges made from paper, to felt washbasins and acrylic cribs.

Key contributors include: Alessi, Chris Kabel, Demakersvan, droog, Drummond Masterton, Ettore Sottsass, Front, Gene Kiegel, Industreal, Inflate, Ingo Maurer, Jaime Hayon, Jurgen Bey, Kartell, Maarten Baas, Mathias Bengtsson, Matthias Pliessnig, Memphis, molo, Philippe Starck, Shigeru Ban, Simon Heijdens, Stuart Haygarth, Stuart Walker, Studio Libertiny, Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen.

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Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts describes the various materials and processes available to product designers, and how to use and combine them. It encourages an experimental approach to product design and finishing. The book explores the thinking of leading designers and producers who challenge convention through curiosity and experimentation. It aims to promote a physical enquiry of materials and a mentality that is constantly asking ‘what could be done if...?’ 

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Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts describes the various materials and processes available to product designers and encourages experimental approaches to their use in design and finishing.

David Bramston introduces you to the work of leading designers and producers and the ways in which they have challenged convention through curiosity and experimentation. In this way, Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts promotes a physical enquiry of materials and a mentality that constantly asks 'what could be done if...'.

Other titles in the Basics Product Design series include: Idea Searching and Visual Conversations

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