In this episode, the story of design enters the 50s and 60s, when a revolutionary new material called plastic combined with electronic miniaturisation to allow designers to offer post-war consumers something new: liberation. A new passion for plastic arose when the possibilities where discovered: ‘plastic fantastic!’.
Flatpack Empire is a British documentary television series about IKEA. The three-part series goes behind the scenes of the world’s largest and best-known furniture retailer. What does it take to get new products from initial design to stores around the world?
Chapter 6 from John Heskett’s book Industrial Design. This excerpt is from the Dutch translation and covers the rise of industrial design as a profession. Pay attention to the industrial, technological and economic context in which the profession arose. Enjoy, but don’t worry about all the examples.
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