Well Designed Everyday Objects

We don’t often realize it, but if you pause and take a moment you will notice that everything around you is designed. From the screen you are currently staring at to the chair you are inevitably sitting on, it is the product of design. Great design is often invisible – a quote that I have heard many times before. Don’t believe me? I think our most memorable experiences with design are not usually the ones that take our breath away, but the ones that we think are an epic fail and cause frustration. We love objects that are not only functional, but innovative and beautiful so we have decided to feature a few products from a couple of designers that we admire. You are sure to remember them… in a good way!

Phillipe Starck

This innovative French designer has created products, interior, industrial and architectural design that you are sure to have come across at some point in time. His well-designed objects are affordable and aligns with his “democratic design” concept. It seems Starck has designed every object under the moon from his iconic Juicy Salif juicer to glasses, watches and bathroom fixture lines. His interior design can also be found around the world in world-class hotels, restaurants, stores, bars and clubs. Not impressed yet? You can also check out some of his boat, bike, motorcycle and car designs. What doesn’t he design?

Phillipe Starck

Karim Rashid

Quirky might be the best descriptor for Karim Rashid and his designs. The Canadian-American industrial designer specializes in luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. He is bold, which is represented by his love for the color pink. His work can be described as sensual, with curves and bright colors and that are easily recognizable. You have or have seen his designs in stores. Some of his recognizable products include the Oh Chair and Garbo waste can for Umbra, bobble water bottle, watches and tableware for Alessi and lighting for Artemide, just to name a few.

Karim Rashid