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Ch8. 拆招CMF設計談出門走走找靈感

CMF is a specific discipline within industrial design that focuses on the development of a product’s color, material, and finish. Unwrap CMF shares bite-sized stories of CMF Design to inform and inspire those interested in this niche yet fascinating field, with digestible contents for anyone and everyone. Comments and inspirations are welcome!

As a rare field and very few dedicated exhibitions, where can CMF Designers go for inspirations?

Mobile phone industry as an example, CES and MWC are definitely one of the international exhibitions that designers yearn for. But are they good for collecting inspirations? (中文請見下方)

Clients from all over the globe will gather in the same place at this point in time, and therefore the primary purpose of these international exhibitions is for new product launches followed by customer meetings. If you have ever been assigned to any of these important tasks, you would know how they can drain your energy (and voice) quickly!

Of course these exhibitions are not intended for designers to collect inspirations! Though they can be very resourceful, however, there are only launched and already-in-the-market products with little inspirations for future directions.

In comparison, art-related exhibitions such as Milan Furniture Fair and Art Basel are more ideal for inspirations. The displayed art pieces in these exhibitions often play with various types of materials, providing a rich combination of colors, materials, textures, and light reflections.

Small-scale local shows should not be underestimated either! Feel Good Creation studio holds an annual CMF design show in Tokyo, which showcases local craftsmanship beautifully presented and with breathtaking details.

Perhaps it’s not time to travel globally yet, but I am sure there are also local exhibitions in your area with similar quality to spark CMF inspirations!

I will name one that is opening next week by Spring Pool Glass and Hsiang Han Design in Hsinchu – “Glass in Nature”. Please also feel free to comment and recommend any recent exhibition in your area (and around the globe) ?

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Ch10. Unwrapping CMF Design on Where to Lay Your Eyes On

CMF為Color Material and Finishing,屬於工業設計旗下專注於產品色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝的關鍵一環。Unwrap CMF彩材拆拆圍繞著這個主題,以淺而易懂的小故事拆解CMF設計的日常。歡迎留言分享!

作為小眾的領域, CMF專展少之又少,那麼 CMF設計師可以去哪些展覽呢?





此外,小規模的本地藝術展也不容小覷喔!日本的株式会社FEEL GOOD CREATION往年會舉辦CMF專展,雖然規模不如國際大展,但每一項作品都結合了在地工藝及美學呈現,小小的細節都能令人嘆為觀止。

在疫情期間談這個話題好像有點壞人耶… 但台灣近期也有很多不錯的本地展唷!比如新竹春室玻璃向罕設計在下週即將開幕的《玻璃自然形Glass in Nature》展覽,就非常令人期待~


Ch10. 拆招CMF設計談雙眼要尋找的光芒✨

International exhibitions like MWC are opportunities for brands to showcase their latest products and technologies.
Chinaplas is mainly a trade show with mostly raw material suppliers and manufactures, and very little design inspirations.

The works from global art shows are often with various types of materials as the media, which can spark CMF design inspirations.
Feel Good Creation工作室往年會於東京舉辦CMF設計展,媒合在地工藝技術及美學呈現。
Feel Good Creation studio hosts annual CMF design exhibitions in Tokyo, where local craftsmanships are beautifully presented.

Enjoy learning? Use the CMF terminologies mentioned above and continue on with your own research journey on the web. Comments and inspirations are welcome!
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Problem-solving ??? ?????. Former head of CMF at Motorola. A New York-based and world-traveling Design Consultant with over 13 years of specialty in CMF Design. 高雄囡仔,前摩托羅拉CMF設計團隊負責人,目前定居於紐約並遊牧世界,任自由撰稿人兼CMF設計顧問,持續投入在CMF設計的科普推廣,並為WGSN及羅技等公司提供CMF專案支持或諮詢服務。

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