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NeoCon 2009, White Town

Posted June 16th, 2009 by Design-Engine

Recession shows signs of improving and people are loving the white furniture in Chicago, the new White Town. It’s always a sensory overload walking NeoCon and this year was not different. Usually there is some sort of color theme and this year white seemed to stand out along all manufactures and brands. Coalesse is a […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Independent Design

Posted June 7th, 2009 by Design-Engine

Pictured above: Ayn Rand Admit it. How cool would it be to sell a few thousand of your designs or have a museum curator acquire a piece for their collection? Better yet how about your picture on the cover of a magazine where other designers would envy and hate you all at the same time? […]

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Marketing

Influence – Science and Practice

Posted December 7th, 2008 by Design-Engine

Influence – Science and Practice is a remarkable scientific analysis of what motivates and determines human actions in different environments. Applicable to marketing as well as general exchanges of information, goods, and interactions, this book is groundbreaking in exploring how humans unconsciously value items based on perceived value, due to the channel flow of information. […]

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Furniture Design

Restyling

Posted October 7th, 2008 by Design-Engine

From editor Virginio Briatore of Interni Magazine comes “Restyling”. First issued at the 2000 Milan Furniture Fair, Restyling takes a look through the eyes of Briatore and 55 of designs most influential living designers as they recount their interpretation of design history and the evolution of objects.

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Events

NeoCon 2008

Posted July 1st, 2008 by Design Engine

Walking NeoCon can be exhausting, all 1.2 million feet of it. The crowds, waiting for elevators, 3D forms, and colors can be exciting and after five hours certainly exhausting. Of course you will be meeting new customers while running into friends, past coworkers, mentors, and nemeses. Usually when I walk NeoCon, it’s about what chair […]

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Industry News

Transformers: Ratcheting Up Hard Body Surfaces

Posted August 1st, 2007 by Design-Engine

Transformers required some of the most complex modeling and animation ever attempted at Industrial Light & Magic. When exec producer Steven Spielberg gave the go-ahead to make Transformers (Paramount/DreamWorks, opening July 2), it was only after Industrial Light & Magic persuaded him that it could pull off the iconic Hasbro robots in CG. Which meant […]

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Events

Barber Motorcycle Museum

Posted August 1st, 2003 by Design-Engine

The Barber Motorsports Motorcycle Museum Leeds, AL. When a designer or engineer thinks of a Museum we think of MOMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Or perhaps we think of the Museum of Science and Industry? Probably the last thing that comes to mind is a motorcycle museum. This Summer I took several weeks […]

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