Wear Your Chair: When Fashion Meets Interior Design / Edition 1

Wear Your Chair: When Fashion Meets Interior Design / Edition 1

by Judith Griffin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1563675811

ISBN-13: 2901563675811

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Design has become our means of personal expression, whether we're buying Martha Stewart sheets at K-Mart, lining up for the latest Air Jordan sneakers or Manolo Blahnik pumps, or driving a Mini Cooper to our Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house. Wear Your Chair is dedicated to the proposition that all design disciplines are created equal – and all of them

Overview

Design has become our means of personal expression, whether we're buying Martha Stewart sheets at K-Mart, lining up for the latest Air Jordan sneakers or Manolo Blahnik pumps, or driving a Mini Cooper to our Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house. Wear Your Chair is dedicated to the proposition that all design disciplines are created equal – and all of them should be fun. They also overlap. The authors examine design history, trends, and ideas about creativity with the goal of expanding our understanding about how these overlaps work. We learn how influential designers work across many mediums and possess a design 'tool kit': a respect for the past, an understanding of technology, the pursuit of creative and collaborative solutions, and a willingness to keep learning. We see how design, function, and form – from light fixtures to packaging to shoes – is grounded in innovation as well as a respect for the past. Aimed at design and fashion students as well as aficionados, this is a book about looking at the world without strict definitions – and about thinking outside of the box.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901563675811
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464

Table of Contents


* Introduction* Historical Presentation and Research* History as Design Inspiration* Colour Theory, Principles, and Elements of Design* Motifs, Surface Design, and Patterns* Furnitue and Fashion* Vintage Textiles and Motifs* Trends, Predictives, and Colour Forecasting* Dynamics of Shopping: Retail Store Design and Visual Merchandising* Advertising, Lifestyle, and BrandingTEXT FEATURES* Historical presentation and research, history as design inspiration, principles and elements of design, the use of furniture and fashion, surface and pattern design, vintage textiles and motifs in fashion and interiors, colour and colour forecasting, trends and predictives, retail store design and layout, visual merchandising, advertising, lifestyle and branding.* Exercises pertaining to various concepts throughout each chapter plus end of chapter projects* Illustrations to emphasise ideas and enhance understanding of fashion and interior design principles* Instructor's Guide includes suggestions for ways to examine further topics introduced in each chapter* PowerPoint Presentation provides additional background resources to supplement and expand on text coverage; compatible with PC and MAC platforms

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