Designing marketable products is almost a magical feat. The balance of needs and wants, of requirements and goals; it is a precarious and ever moving target. Are we designing beauty or are we fulfilling client’s dreams? When we can do both we reach perfection.
There is a constant pull towards the new, but with the heavy burden to remain with “the known”. Children embody this, perfectly. Their security needs are more primal and their imaginations far greater, but using a child’s perspective as guidance can be absolutely inspiring.
In the kitchen and bath, Aluminum is everywhere. Prices are being pulled lower and lower while at the same time demands for better designed products are around every corner. Aluminum is still relatively new in the bath and the transition from steel is not yet complete.
In an industrialized, capitalistic nation like ours, competition drives everything we do. Our market is in transition, from industry to technology. How are products developed now and how will this change our markets?
Industrial designers are a group of educated, experienced professionals who work with other educated experienced professionals. Why can’t more companies make it work?