Array
Home Improvement

WATCH: This Video Explains What Industrial Design Is

In celebration of World Industrial Design Day, find out what industrial designers do exactly, and how they shape our lifestyles

Shares
Photography: Ocs Alvarez & World Design Organization Styling: Gwyn Guanzon (Benilde photos)

When talking about design professions, we are mostly familiar with architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. But when industrial design is mentioned, most of us scratch our heads and ask: “Industrial-style design?” “Interior designers who do industrial-style design?” “Industrial engineers?”

Judging from these comments and questions, industrial design could be one of most misunderstood design professions in this country. But being mistaken as an offshoot of fine arts or architecture or engineering, we wouldn’t have (or be able to do) many things without industrial design. Because without industrial designers, we wouldn’t have cars, bikes, wheelchairs, toys, mobile phones, chairs, makeup containers, Coca Cola bottles, and even take-out packages from fast food stores. Yes, a world without industrial designers would be a difficult (and inefficient) world, indeed.

In a nutshell, industrial design is the process, conceptualization, and applied design of all types of products—and this could mean, literally, almost everything we touch, use, and see in our daily lives. In a very informative video by the World Design Organization, industrial design is described simply as “the creation of things…objects, processes, and even services.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

The truth is, we need industrial designers in our lives. Thankfully, many universities in the country offer industrial design courses, including The University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Design and the Arts, and the University of the Philippines. President of the National Council of Industrial Designers of the Philippines and Benilde School of Design and the Arts faculty Rino Datuin says the industrial design educators’ main objective is “…to produce global designers, home-grown talents who can excel even if they’re far away [from the Philippines] and who can work alongside designers from other countries whether here or abroad.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


An industrial designer has the combined skills of a designer, visual artist, researcher, and engineer. Knowing this makes us have so much respect for those in this field! So let's celebrate World Industrial Design Day, and watch the World Design Organization’s video here:

 

Photos are from the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Design and the Arts industrial design students’ exhibit held in 2011. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

5 Signs You're Overwatering Your Indoor Plants

Do your plants look limp even after you water them?

These Work at Home Moms Rewarded Themselves With Gorgeous Offices

A comfortable, neat, and organized space does wonders for your productivity!

How to Prevent That ‘Amoy Kulob’ in Every Part of Your House

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

How This Dark and Sultry Condo Unit Achieved a Homey Feel

A dim color palette didn't stop this two-bedroom unit from being homey and elegant.

Ayala Museum and The Mind Museum Showcase Exhibits, Shows Online

Never stop exploring even when stuck at home.

Weighted Blankets 101: What You Need to Know Before Buying

Weighted blankets have a plethora of benefits, but you have to know how to use them right.

Here's a Look Inside Dimples Romana's Two-Storey Condo Unit in Makati

It features a panaromic view of Makati City!

How to Make Your Bedroom Feel Lighter, According to Feng Shui

Have it feel like more of a restful space.

Porcelain or Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Which One Will Save You More Money?

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles?

How to Convert Any Recipe into an Air Fryer Recipe

If you can cook it in an oven, you can air fry it!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!