I took a course at uni called Designtheory and -history that taught us about some of the most influential styleperiods as well as how to identify, recognize and design in these respective styles:
- De Stijl
- American Streamline
- Critical design
The course ended with an an exam in which we had to select one of six objects presented by the professor, and we would then have a week to identify its style and redesign it to another style, write a report and defend it. The object I chose was the Krups Type D6 blender.
I identified the blender as Ulm design, and I chose to redesign it to American Streamline. It was an iterative process of course, but here’s a couple of shots of the final product. The model was built using Rhino 3D and pictures were rendered in Keyshot.
I was inspired by American Streamlines use of chrome ornamentation and smooth surfaces, especially the droplet-shape, which streamline is famous for.