industrial design

Industrial Design At Woods-Gerry

The RISD Senior shows continue with Trial and Error: Industrial Design Senior Show. This discipline can include furniture, apparel, and any area of life where a problem needs solving with better design. Seen here is Louise Starr’s untitled and lovely children’s stool. The artist has dyed maple, poplar, and oak veneer, glued it all into …

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Matthew Bird — ‘Counter Attack: Why I Got Out Of Retail’

Curatorium . . . sanatorium . . . let’s call the whole thing off. To anyone who has ever been a store customer: Never forget that the person behind the counter of your favorite shop is at work, and he is trapped. And while he may be thrilled to see you walking through the door, …

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Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

(4.4) I want this canoe. Not to paddle in water but to hang upside down from my own ceiling. This beautiful “Skin on Frame Canoe” is the work of Jake Pill (BFA Industrial Design, 2017). It is made of ash, Dacron fabric, and Douglas fir (Special Agent Dale Cooper’s favorite tree). The RISD Senior shows …

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‘What is Good Design?’ Athenaeum Salon

(11.6) Designer and design historian Matthew Bird will speak this Friday at the Athenaeum Salon on “Expanding a Point of View: What is Good Design?” We all know what is good, but each of us uses different factors to arrive at our decisions and opinions about design and taste. Designer and design historian Bird will …

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Industrial Design Salon At Athenaeum

(2.10) Another installment of the Athenaeum salon series, today with designer Matthew Bird. Bird teaches the History of Industrial Design at RISD, has been a practicing designer since graduating from RISD in 1989, and curates the collections at his store, The Curatorium. He will discuss the US Postal Service’s 2011 introduction of a sheet of …

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IDSA RI: Professionals’ Night At Trinity

The Industrial Designers Society of America, Rhode Island chapter is hosting the first of this year’s series of Professionals’ Nights. This month, Professionals’ Night will be held at the Trinity Brewhouse. A drawing will be done and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Trinity. I hear you asking “What better way to …

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Objectified — A Documentary About, Um, Objects

If you geek out about material culture, this is a must see film. Sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America and scheduled for showing  Tuesday, October 6, at 5pm at Trinity Rep. Free for IDSA members. $10 for students/recent graduates, AIGA (the professional association for graphic design), CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and …

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