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Museum Trip (revised) June 19, 2009

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I made the trip to the IMA to check out the European Design exibit and found it to be pretty interesting.  However, I did not really find all that many parallels between what was going on in the exibit and what was talked about in class.  The closest thing I could find was that certain forms followed a form over function style (Expressive Form Movement, Neo-Dada/Surreal Movement, Neo Decorative Movement) and others a more (I would assume user centered) function over form style (Geometric Minimalist, Bimorphic Design Movement (to an extent), Neo-Pop Movement).

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I’ve since found some picture examples of what I saw.  First off was the expressive form.  The expressive form emphasised form over function and arose due mainly to the punk movement in the UK in the 1980s.  The expressive form has changed over time, however, due to the use of computers.

Scaragoo Lamp by Stefan Lindfors

Scaragoo Lamp by Stefan Lindfors

Dr. Glob Armchair by Philippe Starck

Dr. Glob Armchair by Philippe Starck

This Mortal Coil Bookshelf

This Mortal Coil Bookshelf by Ron Arad

Hot Bertaa Kettle by Philippe Starck

Hot Bertaa Kettle by Philippe Starck

Vortexx Chandelier by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Vortexx Chandelier by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Geometrical Minimal Design Movement – I liked these the best.  Form follows function.  These also seem to have the hardest to find pictures.

Cloud Shelving System by the Bouroullec brothers

Cloud Shelving System by the Bouroullec brothers

Universal Storage System by Jasper Morrison

Universal Storage System by Jasper Morrison

Bimorphic Design Movement – Lots of smooth and flowing lines.  I didn’t care for it at first, but it grew on me.

Oh Void 2 Chair by Ron Arad

Oh Void 2 Chair by Ron Arad

Go Armchair by Ross Lovegrove

Go Armchair by Ross Lovegrove

Neo-Pop Movement – Seemed to be more everyday items here (watches, washtubs, cell phones, etc).  “blurs the line between high and low art” (exibit wall).  This movement was primarily from the ’90s to the early ’00s.

Dyson DC11 by James Dyson

Dyson DC11 by James Dyson

Nokia 5210 by Nokia

Nokia 5210 by Nokia

Neo-Dada/Surreal Movement – Pretty weird stuff here.  It’s pretty much all form, no function.

Whippet Bench by Radi Designers

Whippet Bench by Radi Designers

Bedside Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck

Bedside Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck

Your Best Kitchen Mate! Knife Block by Maarten Baas

Your Best Kitchen Mate! Knife Block by Maarten Baas

Neo-Decorative – Still mostly form, but has more function than Surreal.

Still Life Ceramics by Studio Job

Still Life Ceramics by Studio Job

Loius Ghost Armchair by Philippe Starck

Loius Ghost Armchair by Philippe Starck

Night Blossom Chandelier by Tord Boontje

Night Blossom Chandelier by Tord Boontje

The Worker Lounge Chair by Hella Jongerius

The Worker Lounge Chair by Hella Jongerius

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1. Will - June 19, 2009

Kurt, I’m glad you went, but I was really hoping that you would have shared a little bit more about this. For instance, I was looking for you to describe in more detail what you saw (what are all these movements). What were some specific examples of design that stuck out. In talking about design, I think there is more than just that. I think you used the notion of form versus function–but you didn’t go far enough with this.


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