Close

Brian_Donlin
step two
step two
 
Posts: 78
Joined: June 3rd, 2015, 11:21 am
Location: Chicago
Wow, thanks for all the info everyone. Looks like I could've answered my own question with a quick search...

User avatar

bepster
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 1036
Joined: January 11th, 2006, 6:55 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Brian_Donlin wrote:
Sketchgrad wrote:I've noticed speckling/marbling be a finish trend over the last year or so

Ah, I've been curious about this one. For manufacturing, does anyone know how this is normally applied? Looks like sometimes it's just printed on the surface, but is there also a way to do it with an additive in the raw material?


That Logitech keyboard (K780) on Sketchgrad's imageboard was actually my project here at Logitech.
The CMF designer and I worked very closely with our rubber supplier to find a way to mold rubber with flakes.
We spent weeks in their labs to fine-tune the mix and find a recipe that could actually be molded.

We really wanted to avoid to paint as we are striving for authenticity and are trying to not use just surface decoration as much as possible.

But it was a pretty slow and hard process with lots of "can't be done" along the way but it was fun to get this into MP and to prove the doubters wrong ;)

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby yo » March 8th, 2017, 3:17 pm

User avatar

yo
Administration
Administration
 
Posts: 15663
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:57 pm
Location: SoCal
we call this one "Friendly Future", it is about the trend of high tech, often ecosystem based products moving toward very simple, playful aesthetics. This board is probably 12-18 months old, you can see us riffing off of it in our latest products:
https://www.polkaudio.com/products/boombit
https://www.polkaudio.com/products/magnifimini
Attachments
Polk_inspiration_Board 2.jpg

User avatar

Mr-914
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 5675
Joined: January 12th, 2004, 7:44 am
Location: Montréal, QC
What's the transistor radio with leather cover? I loved one that my parent's had. Not that nice though!
Ray Jepson

"The key to success in this business is to find a boss who doesn't care." - Mike Rowe

User avatar

bepster
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 1036
Joined: January 11th, 2006, 6:55 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Marc Newson, aka Mr Friendly Future ;)

User avatar

rkuchinsky
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 5656
Joined: July 3rd, 2005, 9:20 am
Location: Toronto, Canada
Yo...you should call the inspiration board "MD style" ;) Looks very much like your personal aesthetic.

I find it really interesting when a designer's sketch style is so distinct it's obvious when translated into in a 3D product.

R
Richard Kuchinsky / Directive Creator
http://www.rkuchinsky.com

The Directive Collective
http://www.directivecollective.com

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby yo » March 9th, 2017, 7:57 pm

User avatar

yo
Administration
Administration
 
Posts: 15663
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:57 pm
Location: SoCal
LOL, too true on that one, but on the flip side, the inspiration board the influenced these Definitive speakers was very very different. https://www.definitivetechnology.com Can't show you that board yet though as it is influencing some future work still


Brian_Donlin
step two
step two
 
Posts: 78
Joined: June 3rd, 2015, 11:21 am
Location: Chicago
bepster wrote:That Logitech keyboard (K780) on Sketchgrad's imageboard was actually my project here at Logitech.
The CMF designer and I worked very closely with our rubber supplier to find a way to mold rubber with flakes.
We spent weeks in their labs to fine-tune the mix and find a recipe that could actually be molded.

That's awesome! I haven't had a chance yet to go that deep with one specific detail to get it perfect. I want to do that someday.
bepster wrote:Marc Newson, aka Mr Friendly Future ;)

Yeah there are at least 5 Marc Newson products on that board. Love his work.

User avatar

ralphzoontjens
step four
step four
 
Posts: 498
Joined: February 3rd, 2010, 10:20 am
Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
I think with more and more digitization, natural patterns will go out of style quickly, if they aren't already.
We will see a move towards weightlessness together with sustainable energy supplies and recyclable materials. Infinity is the keyword.
Tokujin Yoshioka and James Turrell explore this space aesthetically. As for surface textures we will more and more see the uprising of composites such as WPCs and biomaterials.
http://www.designsoul.nl
Designsoul - Product Design & Visualisation

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby IDiot » March 23rd, 2017, 8:48 am

User avatar

IDiot
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 1196
Joined: January 6th, 2004, 5:15 am
Location: theZoo

Previous

Return to general design discussion