This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Introduction for more information.
Mid 1990s to late 2000s or into 2010s?
Curved, often irregular or asymmetric, organic shapes enabled by developments in CAD and CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacture) in 1990s onwards
Very bright, bold colours and/or black and white
Minimalist, large uninterrupted sections of few or single colours
Plastic and metal – no natural materials
Began as an architectural movement
Sometimes also referred to as Blobjects
Often ergonomically designed for comfort, as this was a developing field of research in the last few decades, and it opposed the impractical Post-Modernist designs, returning instead to similar approaches to Modernism
Major designers included Karim Rashid, Marc Newton, Jonathon Ive [Apple Mac]
Not very well documented as it is relatively new
CASE STUDY – Karim Rashid