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Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 25th, 2016, 8:31 am
by Nathalie_Guez
Hi to all,

I find it very interesting that in two different forums, the Industrial Design community have reached the same conclusion: Aluminum / Silver color, Grey. (to my point of view are very similar)

If I thought associating PINK color to Insdustrial Design surprising in the first place, the results of these 2 discussions show me, that it might be a good idea to fix it Pink when everyone expects Grey.

Taking in consideration the context of the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017 where all 6 design disciplines will be associated with an expected color, won't we want to differentiate ourselves?

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 26th, 2016, 5:28 pm
by yo
The percentage of products that are pink is .00001% and pink is the color of breast cancer awareness.

Also, why ask a question if you have a predetermined answer that you don't want to deviate from? You asked for a democratic response and got one.

However I have a new answer. Clear.

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 26th, 2016, 5:45 pm
by sarahbandes
Nathalie_Guez wrote:Hi to all,

I find it very interesting that in two different forums, the Industrial Design community have reached the same conclusion: Aluminum / Silver color, Grey. (to my point of view are very similar)

If I thought associating PINK color to Insdustrial Design surprising in the first place, the results of these 2 discussions show me, that it might be a good idea to fix it Pink when everyone expects Grey.

Taking in consideration the context of the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017 where all 6 design disciplines will be associated with an expected color, won't we want to differentiate ourselves?
Why is it a good idea to fix it pink when everyone expects grey? Why isn't landscape architecture represented with an unexpected color to differentiate themselves? Why isn't landscape architecture pink? I certainly wouldn't expect pink, so maybe it's a good idea to fix it pink when everyone else expects green.

tbqh, this just seems like advertising for world design summit.

Fun fact about aluminum and anodizing: grey is really hard to control in anodizing.

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 26th, 2016, 7:30 pm
by Nathalie_Guez
yo wrote:The percentage of products that are pink is .00001% and pink is the color of breast cancer awareness.

Also, why ask a question if you have a predetermined answer that you don't want to deviate from? You asked for a democratic response and got one.

However I have a new answer. Clear.
I have no predetermine color, the opposite I've changed sides at least twice! At the beginning I was surprised from the pink color, then you guys have convinced me Aluminum/grey was the right color for industrial Design, but then I though, if Aluminum is so obvious to all, won't we want to show different?

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 26th, 2016, 7:31 pm
by Nathalie_Guez
sarahbandes wrote:
Nathalie_Guez wrote:Hi to all,

I find it very interesting that in two different forums, the Industrial Design community have reached the same conclusion: Aluminum / Silver color, Grey. (to my point of view are very similar)

If I thought associating PINK color to Insdustrial Design surprising in the first place, the results of these 2 discussions show me, that it might be a good idea to fix it Pink when everyone expects Grey.

Taking in consideration the context of the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017 where all 6 design disciplines will be associated with an expected color, won't we want to differentiate ourselves?
Why is it a good idea to fix it pink when everyone expects grey? Why isn't landscape architecture represented with an unexpected color to differentiate themselves? Why isn't landscape architecture pink? I certainly wouldn't expect pink, so maybe it's a good idea to fix it pink when everyone else expects green.

tbqh, this just seems like advertising for world design summit.

Fun fact about aluminum and anodizing: grey is really hard to control in anodizing.
You got me! Lol!

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 27th, 2016, 3:58 pm
by iab
yo wrote: However I have a new answer. Transparent aluminum.
fify

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 27th, 2016, 4:29 pm
by amunta
I'm going to pick triangle for my color. Because it's about as relevant as this thread is.

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 27th, 2016, 4:32 pm
by yo
good call.

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: September 28th, 2016, 2:40 am
by ralphzoontjens
Very good call.
Diva pink is part of my designer signature color pallette though it's more representative of fashion and in Europe the LGBT community.
PMS 877C is great, I can also see it being white, PMS 11-4800 Blanc-de-Blanc. It ends the designer's endless search for the best white material.

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: October 5th, 2016, 2:51 pm
by Nathalie_Guez
Thanks for your insights. Today is a big day, We are trying here in Montreal to have a discussion with the World Design Summit Organisation to hear their view of the PINK COLOR based on all we have discussed here and in other forums.
I'll get back to you with their conclusions...Soon

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: October 5th, 2016, 7:44 pm
by yo
can't wait!

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 11:46 am
by bcpid
Natalie - Why did you bother asking a forum of industrial designers their color preference if were planning to disregard the feedback anyway? No one picked pink, so the PINK COLOR selection actually wasn't based on feedback you got here. Am I missing something?

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 12:34 pm
by yo
Think this is just SPAM at this point.... also, SPAM is pink

Re: Is industrial Design PINK?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 12:43 pm
by rkuchinsky
Shutting this down. Useless.