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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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The Great-Designs-Thread

Alright, this forum is for indoor-designs of Buildings, but I hope I don't bend the rules to far by opening this thread,
which is about any real object that has a notable and preferable good design.

Also, hopefuly this brings more enthusiasm into the design-forum itself


So in this thread you can post any man-made object which is no building.
Of course good design is also always a matter of taste, so tolerate the others opinions.

Some examples of what might be posted here:
Cars, Motorcycles, Ships, Boats, Airplanes, Guns, Watches, Clothing, Furniture, Computers/Laptops etc. etc. etc.


Rules:
- Post a single object per Post with no more than 3 pictures
- credit the pictures
- say why you love this specific design/object

Enjoy the marvels of design


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I start with the BMW R850R (1993-2006)

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DSC01894.JPG von vancouver1982 auf Flickr

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Negra y plata von Quico Pérez-Ventana auf Flickr
(thats not me )


from http://www.dueruotenelweb.it/2008/10...w-r-850-r.html
(not me either)

I love this bike because it has a very individialistic exterior, compared to most other naked bikes. And thats not only because of the boxer engine, but also because the general design is so well made and timeless. And this bike is design wise a bit simplier than its later bigger brothers like the R1200R (which has more edges and is less rounded).
And, of course, it goes very well and is great for bigger tours.

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Old September 28th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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Alright, maybe it needs even more examples

Hawker Tempest

from http://www.ubik.dk/aero/P51/p51.htm


"Striking Back", by Gerald Coulson: http://www.military-art.com/mall/pro...php?SigID=1212


"Raging Tempest", by Ivan Berryman: http://www.military-art.com/mall/more.php?ProdID=16956

British fighter of world war 2, with tremendous power. And it also looks like its powerfull. I just love that giant air-entrance-thing (oil cooler I think) it has.
For me this is the propeller-driven fighter in optical perfection.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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Cool thread!

~ Equilibrium Bookcase ~
By Malagana Design (Colombia)



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source: contemporist.com

I absolutely love this piece of furniture because of its fun, unique, fresh and functional design. It's eye-catching and I really appreciate the creativity put into this.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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citroen DS:

no explanation, i'll let the picture do the talking:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/roby72/2938008476/
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Old October 8th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #5
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The Equilibrium Bookcase is indeed a very cool idea. However, I don't think it is very practical: if you pull out a book from somewhere in the middle it may be hard to put it back to the same location because you have to push away the books next to it against gravity

Citroen DS: thats indeed a marvel of modern design. Citroen always had great ideas in innovative designs.


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Amazing furniture by Lee Rowland: http://www.leejrowland.com/ripple_series/
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Old October 8th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #6
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Alfa Romeo 147 (2001-2010), designed by Walter de Silva


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It was one of the best work of Walter De Silva, now chief designer for Volkswagen group
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Old October 8th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #7
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Fiat coupé (1994-2000), exterior designed by Chris Bangle, interior by Pininfarina

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Chris Bangle, an american designer who brought BMW to the great success of the recent years, this car is one of his first works and it shows clearly a great talent.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #8
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lamp "Area" by Mario Bellini, produced by Artemide. 1974.


http://www.kitchensite.it/catalog/La...ypage.tpl.html


http://www.mapi-design.de/resources/...4x289_area.jpg


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Radio cube by Marco Zanuso, produced by Brionvega.1964

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Lamp by Bruno Munari. Produced by Danese, 1963.
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Please always add one or two sentences to the design you adore. This shall not be a simple picture dump.

For example, I cant see why the Alfa Romeo 147 should be a good design. In fact its rather ugly I think. But maybe you could explain why it is so good
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Please always add one or two sentences to the design you adore. This shall not be a simple picture dump.

For example, I cant see why the Alfa Romeo 147 should be a good design. In fact its rather ugly I think. But maybe you could explain why it is so good
taste, man. It's matter of taste. If you don't like it i cannot explain...

ah, it was also "Car of the year" in 2001

The designer is now chief designer of volkswagen group and worked for Audi long time, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_de%27Silva
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Achille Castiglioni, calix "Paro", 1983.

http://www.achillecastiglioni.it/it/projects/id-12.html
It's made of two cones of different capacity, each one can be the base or hold the drink.
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Thats indeed a cool idea. Very clever
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Paul Heijnen - Construction Cabinet.

One of the discoveries of last Dutch Design Week. It's Centre Pompidou-logic applied to a closet. Very well done, both in concept and excecution.



Next week will be another DDW, let's see what comes up this time.
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Well I liked ... even the picture has transported me, congratulations for the design!
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Hi...........
All pics look so beautiful.Specially room decoration pics great.I like so much decoration and setting.Every thing is paste on good place.
Thanks allot for sharing new idea.
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Unique!!!Love it guys! Country type of motors..Feels like only having a vacation!
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Cool thread!

~ Equilibrium Bookcase ~
By Malagana Design (Colombia)



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source: contemporist.com

I absolutely love this piece of furniture because of its fun, unique, fresh and functional design. It's eye-catching and I really appreciate the creativity put into this.
After sometime,you'll get tired of looking at it and then you'll revert back to the classic bookshelves for more storage space.
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The Equilibrium Bookcase is indeed a very cool idea. However, I don't think it is very practical: if you pull out a book from somewhere in the middle it may be hard to put it back to the same location because you have to push away the books next to it against gravity

Citroen DS: thats indeed a marvel of modern design. Citroen always had great ideas in innovative designs.


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Amazing furniture by Lee Rowland: http://www.leejrowland.com/ripple_series/
Unbelievable cool ideas.





The designs speak for themselves-Cool indeed! Water -inspired designs is something unique.
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