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When Designers Copy: Where's the Line Between Remix and Rip-off? Industrial Design Trends



Copying is a big part of industrial design. It's all about transforming and combining disparate ideas to create something new. This video covers the more well-known examples of copies, such as Apple products taking direct design inspiration from Dieter Rams' Braun products. It also covers the more obscure examples, such as the long lineage of design history that led up to the current minimalist paradigm that we're in now...from the Arts & Crafts movement, to the Bauhaus, to Constructivism, all the way up to present-day postmodern minimalism.

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All content written and edited by John Mauriello. John Mauriello has been working professionally as an industrial designer since 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor of industrial design at California College of the Arts.

0:00-0:35 Intro
0:36-1:34 Copying as a tribute
1:35-2:20 Copying a convention
2:24-3:01 Copying the masters
3:02-3:31 Rip-offs
3:32-5:54 Everything is a Remix
5:55-6:14 SUBSCRIBE
6:15-8:01 Peak Design vs Amazon Bag Conflict
8:02-8:44 Constraints
8:45-9:30 Mist Vase/Bang & Olufsen
9:31-11:54 Everyone copies. Get over it.

Check out "When Architects Copy" by Stewart Hicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOUuQ9bRM3I
Check out "Everything is a Remix" by Kirby Ferguson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJPERZDfyWc

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