Surfacing Trends

Surfacing Trends

The Coming Wave in Product Design: Hydroforming (infographic)

Over the last couple of years we've noticed hydroforming, a manufacturing technique once limited to the automotive and airline industries, materializing in the consumer marketplace in a variety of categories including rock-climbing gear and designer furniture. If it's not obvious, the word itself means "to form" a material - in this case mainly metal - with water (hydro) pressure.

04. SURFACING TRENDS - AWOL trends

The surface of an object is the manner in which the outermost form boundary is treated. If the form of a sedan is generally 3 box volumes (which almost all sedans are), the surfacing is the outer 6-inches of sculpting, bone-lines, and accelerations; the unique visual elements that differentiate a 3-series from an Accord from a Jetta.

Sainte-Marie de la Tourette – Le Corbusier

Sainte-Marie de la Tourette – Le Corbusier

Qualcomm's Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm's Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging