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Applied Arts

The Outdoor Spiral Cycle Parking Rack – Version Berlin.

We don't often realize how the design of the objects around us comes about. The design often comes from the function of an object and seems based on tradition.
We don't know any better; A chair has four legs, a seat and a backrest.
Yet a chair can be designed in many ways and it is often artists, architects who have gained fame with the design of chairs. You will find all these chairs in the design department of many museums.
For example, I eat every day with cutlery designed by Danish artist Arne Jacobsen. I’ve also seen it several times in a museum and you can still buy it.

Objects in our daily lives are often designed by industrial designers, specialized engineers who are educated to integrate functionality to appealing, aesthetic design.

The Outdoor Spiral Cycle Parking Rack – Berlin Version - on this photo series is certainly designed by a talented designer.
As usual I will zoom out in successive pictures.
Without bicycles attached to it, it could be an interesting statue in a street or square or maybe even in prison.
Unfortunately the designer remains unknown here.
You can find the Bicycle Rack at the entrance Potsdamer Platz of the Sony Center

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Applied arts
The applied arts are all the arts that apply design and decoration to everyday and essentially practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is used in distinction to the fine arts, which are those that produce objects with no practical use, whose only purpose is to be beautiful or stimulate the intellect in some way. In practice, the two often overlap. Applied arts largely overlaps with decorative arts, and the modern making of applied art is usually called design. source: Wikipedia.
Industrial design
Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. A key characteristic is that design precedes manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication. This distinguishes industrial design from craft-based design, where the form of the product is determined by the product's creator largely concurrent with the act of its creation. source: Wikipedia.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5618 W: 329 N: 10882] (42648)
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