We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

I’ve had this interview for months but could never come up with a title and so I pushed it to the back of my desk waiting for that one moment all us designers get… sudden inspiration. But time’s a ticking and the stunningly handsome Joe Doucet deserves better so hit the jump for my interview with this award-winning American designer. He’s worked with Braun, Target, Samsung and recently just launched WhyteLabel – a bespoke line of affordable furniture. Today’s also a chance for you to “get some” from FAB at amazing discounts.

0 Designer: Joe Doucet

EDL 2011 Interviews: Adrian Mankovecký

EDL 2011 Interviews: Adrian Mankovecký

Electrolux Design Lab 2011 finalist Adrian Mankovecký is the Slovakian designer behind the Spot Cleaner, a portable cleaning concept. Adrian is a student at Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava. We go one-on-one with the designer before he was announced winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2011. Hit the jump!

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EDL 2011 Interviews: Matthew Schwartz

EDL 2011 Interviews: Matthew Schwartz

We interview Electrolux Design Lab 2011 finalist Matthew Schwartz, an American designer behind the concept The Onda -a portable microwave oven. He is a student at California State University Long Beach in USA. Hey, our neighbor! Hit the jump for his interview and this incredibly compact microwave oven.

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EDL 2011 Interviews: Kent Madden

EDL 2011 Interviews: Kent Madden

We sit down to interview Electrolux Design Lab 2011 finalist Kent Madden, a Canadian (YAY!) designer behind the Salvé Bagel Toaster. Kent is a student at Carleton University in Canada. Hit the jump for the interview and Kent’s very unique bagel toaster. Mmm I’m hungry.

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We Interview Prof. Dr. Peter Zec from red dot

We Interview Prof. Dr. Peter Zec from red dot

Amid the frenetic pace of this year’s red dot award ceremony and gala, Troy Turner sits down with red dot founder Prof. Dr. Peter Zec to discuss the current state of industrial design, where it’ll be in 10 years and the problems facing many companies. Dr. Zec also tackles the “giant elephant” in the room in regard to Asian companies copying western design and offers sage advice to new designers that may surprise you.

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Not Afraid of Color, Interview with Karim Rashid

Not Afraid of Color, Interview with Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers today. He has over 3000 products in production, countless awards and an ever growing list of collaborations; exhibitions, restaurants, banks, automative and electronic companies to name a few. He is an enigmatic designer with accessible taste. That’s a rare and precious combination. There’s something rebellious about his vision, yet refined. His bold aesthetic and penchant for pushing boundaries makes him worthy of a singular moniker – Karim.

0 Designer: Karim Rashid

20 Questions with Benjamin Hubert

20 Questions with Benjamin Hubert

We met Benjamin Hubert at last year’s Electrolux Design Lab event and although familiar with his work, came away with even more respect. Born in 1984, Benjamin studied ID at Loughborough University graduating in 2006.  A year later he founded his own studio that includes a diverse range of furniture and lighting products. He’s laid back and has an awesome sense of humor so we decided to play 20 questions.

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MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

This past summer I walked by our local eyewear shop and decided to kill some time. The shop owner brought over these very angular metal eye glasses and proclaimed they were right up my aesthetic alley. She was right. Mykita, MYKITA- “sounds Japanese” I said, but the unique springless design and sharp silhouettes were clues to its real origins – only Germans could create something so fantastically warm and modern. Within days I had samples in my hand and spoke to the Berlinese boys about their company. Hit the jump for our quick chat.

0 Designer: MYKITA

Interview with Asher Clark of Terra Plana

Interview with Asher Clark of Terra Plana

Footwear company Terra Plana has always been on my radar for their ethical stance regarding the Earth and the impact of design. Their aesthetic is anatomic without any “green” pretension. Their latest product, the Evo, eschews the consensus of what a good running shoe should be by going back to basics; running barefoot. My interview with Terra Plana’s Head Designer Asher Clark grabs insight into this growing movement and sheds light into the mind of this wunderkind.

0 Designer: Asher Clark for Terra Plana

The Online Coat Rack

The Online Coat Rack

Love me a good coat rack but this is no ordinary Coat Rack. This one connects to the internet and makes suggestions on what jacket to wear by displaying it thru a very cool looking analog barometer. It’s playful and functional. We need more products like this.

0 Designer: Blair Ross

Podcast Episode 4

Podcast Episode 4

We chat up James Owen of James Owen Design and discuss everything from his amazing Leo Cat Scratching Post, the Yakima Quickback, to the ins and outs of being an industrial designer. He offers some amazing insight on what it’s really like to work for big companies and why going on his own turned out to be one of the best things he ever did.

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Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

In Part II of Getting Personal With The Designers, YD talks with the energetic Branko Lukic, enigmatic Brandon Perhacs and the articulate duo Liz Kinnmark & Kegan Fisher. It’s quite clear from his talks that Branko is as passionate about food as he is about his venture, Webble. Brandon speaks about how truth, beauty & simplicity can be the defining factors of your works. And if you need a lesson in determination…to turn glut into creative, desirable objects then take lead from Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher of Design Glut.

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part I

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part I

It’s the perfect setting to bring out the Sorapot, brew some tea, get comfy and interview designers. Easier said than done, establishing yourself in the cut-throat design industry takes a lot of grit and determination. Not everyone can accomplish a fan-base as fast as Joey Roth did; his Ceramic Speakers are a pre-booking hit! Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT achievements are marked with her fluidity in design, especially her Tree Hooked Hanger & Meng-Hsiu Ho’s design acumen is evident in his realistic iterations.