the making of design: from the first model to the final product
 
the making of design: from the first model to the final product the making of design: from the first model to the final product
sep 01, 2009

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

editor: gerrit terstiege publisher: birkhäuser year: 2009 size: 176 pages, 23.9 x 17.0 x 1.8 cm isbn: 978-3-0346-0089-7

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this book takes a look at design processes and includes twenty-five case studies of ‘products’ from a wide variety of ‘industries’ – furniture design, transportation design, household appliances…

content norman foster, konstantin grcic, the bouroullec brothers, hella jongerius, tokujin yoshioka… offer step by step accounts of how they go about designing products and the tools they use for visualization. the idea for this book comes from designboom’s friends from ‘form‘, the german print and online publication that focuses on graphics and industrial design.

among the case studies discussed, of particular interest is the work of polish architect oskar zieta who creates inflatable steel furniture. for three years he and his colleague philipp dohmen at the ETH zurich have worked on a production technology that they call ‘free internal pressure deformation’. here is an image excerpt of the chapter – under pressure.

is it for me? it is especially good for students and young, less ‘experienced’ designers. the book is interesting because you see how projects change during the model phase.

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

the making of design: from the first model to the final product

  • This is a great example of applying laser cutting technology as part of the production process. Laser is used in two stages of development: laser cutting of the two steel elements and laser welding of the contours of those thin elements. The next stage – pumping of steel – is a process that is more difficult to control.

    Moon says:
  • rapid manufacturing?

    emergent says:
  • looks very interesting, i’m going to buy this book.
    (support your local bookstore)

    oliver says:

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