form Nº 272. Pattern

form Nº 272. Pattern

Graphic patterns are defined by their uniform structure and rhythm, be this geometric or organic, purely decorative or related to traditions. Compiled in pattern books they serve the designer, similarly to colour and material samples, as a source of inspiration, template or example. On the other hand, design, thought, and behavioural patterns are important not only for the work of the designer, but also as a way of understanding the world. Besides the fictive person Joe Bloggs, who represents the average citizen, and the model house that is open to all as an embodiment of houses of the same type, we take a look at the pattern in all areas of life.
In addition, we examine the working methods of the information designer Kim Albrecht, present the Amsterdam- and Cairo-based collective Foundland, and discuss new approaches and strategies in museum design, taking the reorientation of the Biotopia natural history museum in Munich as an example. In the Archive section, we continue the history of sustainability in design with considering the experimental town of Arcosanti and in the fourth part of our anniversary series “Revisiting the Past” we reflect on the current meaning of Europe for design, and vice versa.

You can read online three selected articles from our magazine with additional visuals. Furthermore there is a dossier about ethical fashion introducing the fashion label Rossbelle.

July/August 2017, Verlag form, 130 pages, 23 x 29,8 cm, softcover, English edition ISBN 978-3-943962-30-7

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