June 9, 1991
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation of Pasadena to help pay for a new campus wing that houses the world's largest system of educational computer-aided industrial design work stations, according to a college spokesman.
September 15, 1997
Steve Montgomery, 44 Los Angeles I'm an industrial designer, a principal of my own company, BioDesign, and an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. My profession is to design things that are manufactured--sort of like an architect for products. My passion is to make life better for people by making technology safer, simpler, more accessible and even more fun. Industrial design started out as a marketing tool in the 1920s and '30s. The intent was to make things prettier.
HOME & GARDEN
April 2, 1994 |
Curves are cool. Right angles are square. Look, and you'll see a world going round. Appliances, electronics, furniture and housewares with undulating lines and soft shapes have been replacing the sharp-cornered designs of recent years. Boomboxes, once as solidly rectangular as a brick, look like knackwurst. Remote controls with all the grace of a 3-by-5 card have been transformed into palm-sized ovoids.
June 27, 2001 |
Not so long ago, everything cool was black. Sound systems, laptops, cell phones and designer T-shirts all contributed to a somber tableau of minimalist chic. Then designers developed coloritis. In the iMac era, Apples and New Beetles rolled out in kiwi green and lemon yellow. Vacuum cleaners were transformed into decorative objects by hues once reserved for motorcycle helmets. Pasta forks popped up in tangerine plastic. So what if orange clashed with the red clam sauce?
March 18, 1990
Knoll International, a manufacturer of office furniture and equipment, has established the Knoll Resident in Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The program will bring a distinguished designer to the college for 10 days a year for the next five years. The resident will teach classes, deliver speeches and work with faculty members.
June 8, 1998 |
Looking for unmistakable evidence that Apple has awoken from its long slumber to reclaim its identity? The most striking sign I've seen is the industrial design of the iMac, the new machine for the consumer and education market, due out in August. Innovative industrial design--a term that refers to how a machine's parts fit together but primarily denotes the look and feel of a device--has historically been one of the Mac's trademarks.
June 4, 1996 |
From a tractor in the field to a bagel slicer in the kitchen, the products we use at work and at home are increasingly designed with beauty as well as utility in mind. That is the emphasis in this year's awards of excellence announced recently by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Good design is emerging on its own in every possible product category, said jury chair Bill Stumpf, saluting the entries for their confidence and maturity.