Array
Tips and Guides

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.”


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.”


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. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

WATCH: A Video Explains Exactly What Interior Designers Do

6 Filipina Interior Designers You Need to Know

7 Reasons To Hire An Interior Designer

Shares

Latest Stories

These Photos Will Make You Want A Golden Christmas This Year

Time to make your house sparkle for the holidays!

21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

A list of lovely plants and accessories from below P100, P500, and up!

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants
Load More Stories

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