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Design Firms focused on Aesthetics

February 14th, 2013, 1:43 pm

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What design firms (in U.S. or internationally) come to mind when you think of very high-end aesthetics? I'm looking for aesthetics that relate closer to architecture or furniture than say technology. Can anybody chime in or give referrals?

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February 14th, 2013, 3:55 pm

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Porche Design certainly pushes out a lot of skin jobs as PR, bit I don't know anyone outside of Alessi, Stark, Karim etc...who focus strictly on style.

why do you ask?

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February 14th, 2013, 4:12 pm

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EDIT: Forgot about Vitra

High Design Furniture:

Ligne Roset: http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/
B + B Italia: http://www.bebitalia.it/
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February 14th, 2013, 5:21 pm

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frog design focuses on more than just aesthetics, and not just in CE. Their goal for most product designs is to be "ïconic"

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February 15th, 2013, 9:49 am

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Thanks guys. I was asked by a non-IDer, and was curious what this community had to say. Teague came to my mind, and then of course the "rockstar" designers. If anyone thinks of anything else I'd be curious- especially internationally.

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February 15th, 2013, 10:09 am

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Seymore Powell usually does aesthetic stuff, but not sure how much is or isn't electronics.

DCA in the UK is well known for producing some beautiful work too...

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anymore?
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- Ross Lovegrove's studio
- Pininfarina. Mostly transportation design of course, but they do other things as well.
- Freedom of Creation, focused on 3d printed objects.
- Allow me to do some indirect self-promotion and mention to keep an eye on people that graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Aesthetics is a key theme there, not just in terms of form but also interaction. For example, this product has sprouted from that 'lineage': https://www.fonckel.com/en/home/
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