Welcome to the Nature of Design. Nature is arguably the greatest inspiration for designers all over the globe. We still have a lot to learn from the flora & fauna and the immense ideas that nature plays out every single day. Many of the solutions that we see and experience have been in the making for thousands of years.
Kenji Ekuan, I/IDSA, considered one of the pioneers of modern Japanese industrial design, has died at the age of 85. His office reports Ekuan died Feb. 8 at a Tokyo hospital from "sick sinus syndrome," a collection of heart rhythm disorders.
Ekuan perhaps was best known for designing the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961. The teardrop-shaped bottle with a red plastic, anti-drip top is still made today. One is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Welcome to TRIBE:CRAFT, where you will learn how to build a tribe + sharpen your craft!
Through exploration of design swarms, tribal brand-leading keynotes, panel discussions and maker-style workshops, consultants and corporate designers will walk away with tangible skills that will sharpen their craft.
Welcome to Home Cooking: Designing, Manufacturing and Sourcing in the USA. The South has always been known as the place to get some great home cooked comfort food. This year, the Southern District wants to take that idea of home cooking and deep-dive into how corporations and entrepreneurs are designing, manufacturing and sourcing their products right here in the good old USA.
Imagine this: It is the third week of August 2015 in the midst of a brilliant Pacific Northwest summer. Hundreds of designers from around the world have gathered in Seattle for the IDSA conference, and you are one of them. The city feels alive – a cauldron where the arts, architecture, digital innovations, creativity, music, biotechnology, maker culture, sustainability, multiculturalism, entrepreneurial energy and citizenship engagement are coming together in a potent mix.
The Patron’s Program was developed by IDSA in support of the industrial design profession with a primary focus on outreach, thought-leadership and advocacy. Their generous support helps IDSA take the necessary steps to develop content that leads to creating programs, awareness and the promotion of industrial design. Visit the IDSA Patrons page.