Latest Articles in Industrial Design

4 Furtif kitchen knives of varying length and size.

Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use, eventually require sharpening. That means home cooks will either make do with a dull knife, try to sharpen it themselves with a stone, or find a professional to rehabilitate the blade. Furtif manufactures its knives from a sophisticated material that requires sharpening once every 25 years. Available for $138.
October 24, 2014
High school hallway with color treatment by Publicolor.

Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.
October 23, 2014

Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the design work and creates all of the patterns for the products, which include wallets, bags, chairs, shelves, and more. "The reason I make things is because of the process," he says, "finding out ways to put things together and the enjoyment of turning something flat into something dimensional." Makr manufactures all of its products in Florida (except for its journals, which are produced elsewhere in the South) and produces its small items—like leather goods—in its 3,000-square-foot workshop. Larger items are outsourced to local manufacturers due to the ability to work in small batches, the flexibility to modify and tweak a design, and the convenience in working with another company face-to-face, all of the . "It's not about a 'local' bandwagon movement," Gregory says about his decision to stay in-state. "It's because I can go to a place and discuss want to accomplish. We often work with older fabricators and try to get them to do something design driven."
October 1, 2014
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New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities

A new gallery in New York's HL23 building pairs design objects old and new.
September 19, 2014
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10 Modern Cat Shelters

In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.
September 19, 2014
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Streamlined Designs by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Seattle–based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is comprised of husband and wife designers Jean Lee and Dylan Davis. The two met while studying Industrial Design at the University of Washington in Seattle and founded Ladies & Gentlemen Studio in 2010, for which they design and create products that blend unexpected materials and refined silhouettes that celebrate the simplicity of function.
September 18, 2014
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Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture

The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
September 17, 2014
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10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014

Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs.
September 12, 2014
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Modern Accessories by Yield Design Co. Blend Old and New

Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming founded Yield Design Co. in San Francisco in 2012. Now based in Saint Augustine, Florida, the studio designs items that blend traditional values with modern innovations. From thoughtfully colored planters to minimalist storage solutions, Yield Design Co.'s products celebrate the possibilities of American design.
September 9, 2014