For me personally, my introduction to industrial design was not necessarily a graceful leap from my high school days. In my case, I stumbled my way through two years of engineering school before finding my true passion: design. A great deal of design students has found themselves in the same situation, though many know their passion from day one.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has exciting news about the Society's professional chapters in the South District. The final two chapters in this region (IDSA-Carolina and IDSA-Florida) have been renamed.
IDSA-Carolina will now be IDSA-Charlotte (IDSA-CHA). IDSA-Charlotte will serve members in and around Charlotte, NC; however, until new city-based chapters are formed in the region, the chapter will continue to serve all of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Southern Virginia.
After over 50 years working as an Industrial Designer, I am retired. That is, I no longer seek to make a living as a designer and I no longer seek clients and sponsored projects. However, I do continue to design products.
Sean Zhang, IDSA is the founder and creative director of the New York-based design studio Ocrùm, known for creating furniture, lighting, mirrors and decorative accessories that encompass a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic. Recently, Ocrùm launched a new color option for the Orizon mirror: Coral Pink. The piece is unique, says Zhang, in that is "made by a special technique from the glazing process," and will only be made in 50 pieces for a limited edition.
IDSA’s Special Interest Sections are composed of members who share a passion around a specific aspect of industrial design. By hosting events and sharing experiences, Sections deliver immense membership value.
Under the leadership of Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA, Sections Director on IDSA's Board of Directors, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is currently working to increase the support provided to the Sections and Section leaders.
Effective August 3, 2020, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has renamed the the final four chapters in the Society's West District to be city-based. IDSA-Arizona is now IDSA-Phoenix (IDSA-PHX); IDSA-Northwest is now IDSA-Seattle (IDSA-SEA); IDSA-Oregon is now IDSA-Portland (IDSA-PDX); and IDSA-Rocky Mountain is now IDSA-Denver (IDSA-DEN).