the power of materials…

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It has been quite marvellous just how many excellent programmes have been on television recently about design and engineering, the context of design and the design process. And very interesting programmes too – we have had an excellent insight into the linking of psychology, design and the consumer with The Men Who Made Us Spend and last week saw the culmination of another great mini series on BBC 4 – Everyday Miracles – the genius of sofas, stockings and scanners, which looked at the links between design, designers, engineers and materials. Often materials we take for granted…

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Of course, it seems rather a given that designers and engineers can only create real stuff within the realms of what exists to build it from, but this programme showed exactly how much of a difference material advances had on designers and engineers and subsequently, products, architecture and technology.

The invention of better…

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