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Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
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Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
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Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
Sexual Shapes in Product Design - Tobia Repossi
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Design is dead, Good Design is born
I was recently reading the beginning of the amazing Gillo Dorfles' book "Introduction to Industrial Design" discovering that Design, as we intended it 50 years ago, is definitely dead, the profession itself is dead. You probably remember ancient and forgotten jobs like the graphic designer, the journalist, the photographer. All deceased by the market of
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Synesthesia to predict the future
Our clients often ask about the future of their products. Especially in a world of fast changing technology, being able to predict the market in two or three years is extremely useful for them and their pockets. We are often asked how we do it and I usually answer that it's a mix of techniques. Here's
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Failure of Chinese Feng Shui
So the Pingan Building in Shenzhen is almost finished and it’s probably the symbol of the new politics of architecture in China which give unequivocal signs of closure and slowness. The building was pompously presented as the second tallest skyscraper of the world for architectural detail just after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. But something happened, the building
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Stop Copiers
Recently Shenzhen is visited by many journalists coming to give a picture of the city that is usually distorted and, being tourists for a few days, they probably spend more time in fake markets to buy bags for their partners rather than visiting design centres and tech poles. What come out is generally a city of joyful copiers, that are
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Tobia Repossi Architecture, Interior and Product Design
Since we live near the place where some Apple products are manufactured and a lot of our friends work in Apple everybody is asking us if we have some rumours about the new generation of iPhones. No, we don’t! First of all the people that we know in Apple are the most reserved fearful and paranoic about their NDAs…
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Chitalian Design
It's pretty difficult for a normal Chinese person to travel outside the borders of their country. I won't get into details but let's say that mother China loves its citizens so much that it makes leaving the country a little nightmare. What happens is that the culture of design, image and iconic in general is built
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We make pictures
Computer Graphic Images (Rendering) are together the best and the worse part of the design project in China. The ability of Chinese rendering suppliers is incredible, they create astonishing images, hyper realistic details, amazingly glossy materials and surprisingly thin structures with unbelievably small recessed lights that make more than one beam each, all photographed with incredible
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Mr. Wu is short
Mr. Wu lives in a five star hotel in the city, he's always surrounded by two big guys and he's very wealthy, unbelievably wealthy. He built his position during the Cultural Revolution (I can't explain you how) and he deals with Iron, Steel or maybe Copper, who knows... Mr. Wu is one of those clients that pays
Recently I found an advertisement that tells us a lot about the attitude towards research and development and consequent production in China: "Innovation Encouraged, Failure Tolerated"  This is exactly what has been told not more than one year ago by the institutions which were worried about the lack of ideas and research and about the diffused Ideas, Research, Research And Development, Innovation, Development, More Than One, No Worries
Failure Tolerated
Recently I found an advertisement that tells us a lot about the attitude towards research and development and consequent production in China: "Innovation Encouraged, Failure Tolerated" This is exactly what has been told not more than one year ago by the institutions which were worried about the lack of ideas and research and about the diffused
made in china rubber stamp with the word made in china written inside it, on a white background
Chinese Design needs to change
Chinese design is today trying to conquer the world with the help of a huge productive system behind its shoulders. But does it have the right assets to succeed? Here’s a brief analysis of the most common concepts that pop out when you find yourself involved in the design of a product in
an old man with glasses on his face and the words if you see a picture ad you say i can design it, too
Technicality and Creativity
There's a sentence by Bruno Munari which I'm always in love with and fits perfectly to creativity in China: "If you see something and you think you can do it, it means that you can just reproduce it, otherwise you would have done it before". Most of the Chinese suppliers in the Guangdong area
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Italy ruins its design brands
The creative European entrepreneurs went to China to teach our way to do things, because they think they know, of course, but what they don't know is that they got easily stuck in one of the most primitive bates of Asian diplomacy. For years China has welcome their guests (colonists) without opposing any resistance