What are using nowadays? Still using cars, furniture, architecture, etc?
Just curious to hear what people are using for inspiration and what you are designing.
Origin of the question - was walking around looking at cars the other day (I design home electronics) and I noticed how the design languages were all over the place (reflecting how much the auto industry has grown globally) Mazada and Toyota using biomimcry and organic forms, VW and Audi using forms that you might find in a Zaha Hadid building (even though her works were for BMW) , and I just wondered what designers were inspired by recently.
I would suggest looking for inspiration in uncommon places. Also don’t seek inspiration in similar products/projects. But get inspired by examples that have nothing to do with what you are designing. These examples will give you new insights while similar examples will just narrow the box even further.
BTW I’ve put my entire inspiration library online…might be handy
I was at a motor show the other day and I noticed that my new inspiration is eavesdropping (as rude as it sounds). Its amazing what the everyday, uneducated (and even wrongly-self-educated (as in people who speak out of their butt)) people can say to other people. They’ll know that something is right, or not quite right, but the amazing part is when they can feel it but they can’t explain it. As a design student, it’s pretty cool to then go and examine what they’re talking about, then rationalise what they were saying.