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DESIGN is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, cowboy coding and graphic design) is also considered to be design.

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  • 10 DESIGN PRINCIPLES (commandments) - by Dieter Rams.
  • ALL DESIGNERS - Bonluxat.
  • COROFLOT - "The Creative World at Work." The largest, most established, most diverse pool of professional creative portfolios in the world. Since going live in 1998, Coroflot has grown to host over 1.4 million images of creative work, from the portfolios of over 150,000 creative professionals and students from nearly every country on earth. Coroflot users are industrial, graphic, fashion, interior, textile and interaction designers; 3D modeling and rendering specialists; architects, illustrators, art directors, design managers, and dozens of other disciplines.
  • DESIGN - Wikipedia.
  • DESIGN LIBRARY AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM - online archive of modern and contemporary design.
  • DESIGN MUSEUM - London, U.K.
  • DESIGNBOOM - industrial design today: courses, education, competitions, history and contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots, design-aerobics, the intelligent hand competition.
  • ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB - "Thinking of you."
  • INDEX AWARD - "Design to Impropve Life."
  • KISS PRINCIPLE - "Keep it simple, Stupid!"
  • loewe craft prize - "Award for excellence in craft and design."
  • Rams' ten principles to "good design"
  • The MAYA Principle - "Design for the Future, but Balance it with Your Usersí Present."
  • Where Is Design Going? - The New York Times.
  • YANKO DESIGN - "Modern Industrial Design News. Web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. Itís about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. Itís all about the best."
  • Legendary Furniture & Industrial Designers
  • ALVAR AALTO - (1898-1976).
  • Achille Castiglioni - (1918-2002). Italian industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made use of ordinary materials. He preferred to use a minimal amount of materials to create forms with maximal effect.
  • ARNE JACOBSEN - (1902-1971). Danish architect & designer.
  • BØRGE MOGENSEN - (1914-1972). Danish furniture designer.
  • CHARLES & RAY EAMES - Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907Ė1978) & Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912Ė1988) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
  • Charlotte Perriand - (1903-1999). "The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living."
  • DIETER RAMS - closely associated with the consumer products company Braun.
  • Eero Saarinen - (1910-1961).
  • Ettore Sottsass - (1917-2007).
  • Finn Juhl - (1912-1989). Danish architect, interior and industrial designer, most known for his furniture design. He was one of the leading figures in the creation of "Danish design" in the 1940s and he was the designer who introduced Danish Modern to America.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright - (1867-1959). American architect, interior designer, writer & educator.
  • Hans J. Wegner - (1914-2007). Danish designer.
  • ISAMU NOGUCHI - (1904-1988).
  • JACOB JENSEN DESIGN - "Total design solutions."
  • JASON PHILLIPS DESIGN - "Urban sophistication."
  • Jonathan Ive - English designer and the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple Inc. He is the designer of many of Apple's products, including the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iOS 7.
  • LE CORBUSIER - (1887-1965).
  • LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE - (1886-1969). "Less is more."
  • Marc Newson - described as the most influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.
  • PHILIPPE STARCK - French product designer and interior designer. He is equally well-known as an interior designer, a designer of consumer goods, and for his industrial design.
  • PIET HEIN - (1905-1996). Danish designer.
  • POUL KJÆRHOLM - (1929-1980). Danish designer.
  • RAYMOND LOEWY - (1893-1986).
  • SCHULTZE WORKS - "Lots of mostly bright ideas." An innovative design firm employing hi-tech design and visualization techniques to a wide variety of projects.
  • WALTER GROPIUS - (1883-1969).
  • YVES BÉHAR - Swiss designer, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate.
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