Podcast Episode 2

Podcast Episode 2

Apologies for the long delay in getting episode 2 up but it’s finally here. I caught up with Philippe Nigro at the start of ICFF last month and chatted about his latest furniture collection called Confluences manufactured by Ligne Roset. At first glance it may look like a random exercise in seating design but Philippe’s intention was seating for real people and real people come in all different shapes, sizes, and sit different ways. The question then became how do you design for the many and make it all flow together – confluences.

0 Episode 2: Philippe Nigro Interview

Podcast Episode 1

Podcast Episode 1

Our first podcast so be kind, rewind, play again. There’s a lot of good stuff in there, namely an interview with designer and engineer Mark Sanders. He’s the brains behind many products which by the way have sold in the tens of millions. Yep, you heard right. His latest bike, the IF Mode dominated the conversation and with good reason too. It’s the most gorgeous folding bike out there and an IF Gold winner. Hit the jump for the podcast and sketches! We love sketches!

0 Episode 1: Mark Sanders Interview

Talking with Tucker Viemeister, Co-Founder of Smart Design, Frog NY, Springtime-USA and more

Talking with Tucker Viemeister, Co-Founder of Smart Design, Frog NY, Springtime-USA and more

For the last installment coming out of the IDSA conference, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Tucker Viemeister whose long list of credits in the annals of industrial and strategic design is best described by his Wikipedia entry.  Presenting a “Manifesto of Industrial Design in the Post-Economic Era”, his talk highlighted the misuse of design as an engine for the economy when it should be pursued for its own end.  Read on for Tucker’s perspective.

Interview with Jon Kolko of Frog Design

Interview with Jon Kolko of Frog Design

Having met Jon Kolko at the Bounce IDSA conference I was pleased as punch to get him to sit down for an exclusive YD interview.  Acting as Senior Design Analyst at Frog Design in Austin and Editor-in-Chief of Interactions Magazine, Jon brings dizzying insights to the worlds of interaction design and its ramifications to industrial design and research.  Click through to our interview after the jump, but also check out some of his excellent talks like the recent Austin Creative Confab or his presentation on design synthesis.

0 Designer: Jon Kolko

Interview Me: Nick Trincia

Interview Me: Nick Trincia

As part of an ongoing series of quickstyle interviews with some of today’s most talented designers, I thought it prudent by kicking things off with the winner of our RELAX contest – Nick Trincia. It was a very VERY close call but in the end – the judges chose his entry (Fluid Rocker) for its design, feasibility, execution and overall presentation.

0 Designer: Nick Trincia

Rebirth of Linksys

Rebirth of Linksys

There was a time when all routers were ugly boxes designed only to perform. Looks played no importance because it was normal to relegate them to the back of the closet or tucked away in the corner below your desk. Out of sight, out of mind. About 5 years ago things started to change. Design became valuable even for the oft’ dejected little router. Companies like Netgear and Belkin started redesigning the ubiquitous little box but with more sex. Now they were good looking enough to be proudly displayed alongside your computer and media center.

0 Company: Linksys

Steve Jobs Interview

Steve Jobs Interview

In an exclusive interview, Apple’s CEO talked with Fortune senior editor Betsy Morris in February in Kona, Hawaii, where he was vacationing with his family, about the keys to the company’s success, the prospect of Apple without Jobs, and more.

Interview With Head Of Design Of British Council Emily Campbell

Interview With Head Of Design Of British Council Emily Campbell

How does London rate as a global design capital? Why are the Brits so good at what they do? What was Britain’s greatest contribution to design (hint: think iPod!)… Emily Campbell, the first Head of Design and Architecture at the British Council, dedicated time during the London Design Festival to discuss her experience as a “Design Ambassador” promoting British design in the world and raising awareness for design issues.

0 Interview: Three Layer Cake

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

The graphic representation of Yin and Yang in the form of the Chinese Taiji symbol illustrates the dual principle of the Asian philosophy, according to which balance can only be obtained as harmony of opposing forces. The design of the Yin Yang chaise longue created by the Swiss designer Nicolas Thomkins draws on this philosophy and for that we interviewed him:

0 Designer: Nicolas Thomkins

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