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Furniture Design

Karen Henry 2014 Article Form Function Furniture Design

What does a furniture designer do? A furniture designer works in three ways: Making one-off bespoke items to order for clients Designing items for making in small batches Designing for mass production Planning Creating 3D plans in Autocad is important for designing items for mass production as other furniture makers will be required to read and understand the design. Functional vs Fashionable You could design an item as a fashion statement, to be less functional, and more artistic; or you could design an item to be highly functional, yet retain some artist elements in the design - a good example of this...

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Ideas for Window Displays

Karen Henry Colour Form Mannequins Planning Shape techniques Visual merchandising window display

Visual merchandising is a marketing practice in which the brand or image from one product or service is used to sell another.  Merchandising itself is selling products that are related to the core business. For example, selling baseball caps at a baseball game is merchandising. Visual merchandising are the ways in which merchandise is sold. Visual merchandising is creating attractive displays and careful placement of visual elements - which can be anything - photos, pictures, sofas, lighting, to increase sales of merchandise. It is a well known that the human eye is naturally attracted to colours and shapes.The famous Russian artist Kandinsky created abstract...

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