I was trying to find resources about more experimental sides of Industrial Design - new materials, new methods, crazy ideas and more art-like approach in general - but I’m not sure where to start. Googling ‘experimental design’ doesn’t give very good results. Is there a specific term for this kind of stuff - Experimental Concept Design, Conceptual Design etc.?
There’s some decent books about experimental design, mostly from those designers who have become known for their out-of-the-box thinking, documenting what they have done. Often they have been applied to sculpture and interactive art kind of things.
Anyone into this sort of stuff? Any good sites or resources are appreciated
SFMOMA had a show devoted to this niche, they titled it parade sign, which I think is a good description:
ParaDesign gathers objects from SFMOMA’s architecture and design collection that question the norms, habits, and conventions of design. The prefix para (whose meanings include “beyond” and “abnormal”) has not previously been applied to design, yet marks a central focus of the museum’s architecture and design collection. Exhibition highlights include Diller + Scofidio’s His/Hers, bath towels embroidered with cheeky aphorisms; and James Welling’s 0469, a colorized photograph of Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House.