Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Form Factors| 3D Printing Revealed

Propeller and 3D Systems will be hosting a show and tell talk on Wednesday the 18th and you're invited.

What is 3D printing? Can it heal a broken arm?
Make a shoe? Can it customize your tea pot? Can you eat it?

Find out for yourself this Wednesday when Propeller hosts Scott Summit of 3D Systems - the company that invented 3D printing - along with a captivating display of the future of manufacturing and Design!

Date & Time:

6pm to 9pm
Wednesday, June 18th

555 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Form Factors| How To Design A Brand

Zinc Details and FormFactorsSF Present Lively Panel “How To Design A Brand”
Industry Leaders and Entrepreneurs Explore How to Launch and Lead a Successful Creative Company for San Francisco DesignWeek
This inspirational discussion will explore what it takes to build a design brand, form a strong identity, sell good design and maintain momentum. The panel will feature four of the Bay Area’s leading product designers and creative companies including Beau Oyler of Urbio, Max Gunawa of Lumio, Michael Good of Opus Garten and Markus Diebel and Joe Tan of Moreless.
The panel will be moderated by Marieke van der Poel chair of FormFactorsSF and founder of the San Francisco-based trend consultancy Proef. Topics to be discussed include product development and funding sources, how to deal with company growing pains and how to build a solid brand identity that lasts.
Free admission!
Date & Time:
6pm to 8pm
June 12th
Zinc Details
1905 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, Ca 94115

FormFactors | June 13th to 23rd

FormFactors | June 13th to 23rd
We are taking San Francisco Design Week to the streets!
Designers are the secret force behind the way our lives are shaped. The objects and spaces around us, the clothes we wear and the way we interact with our surroundings come from the creative minds of these makers, many of whom are located in the Bay Area.
FormFactors is a celebration of San Francisco's thriving design scene. From June 13th to 23rd retail stores and design-minded spaces around the city open their doors to showcase new and established design talent while toasting the internationally recognized design presence here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our second year, FormFactors in conjunction with SF Design Week and IDSA SF, brings the best design to the places you go.
Check out FormFactors for event details and updates.
Participating stores and events will be announced soon!

Women in Industrial Design show - June 14th

Women in Industrial Design 2014
A woman’s touch is no longer a rarity in tech, product and furniture designs. The first IDSA-sponsored Women in Industrial Design Show on June 14 invites you to celebrate the emerging and established women in industrial design from across the USA. Hosted by AstroStudios and Coalesse during San Francisco Design Week, the show will celebrate design talents and diversity of industrial design. Join us for an evening of design elegance and get inspired in the company of leading designers, journalists and other industry specialists.
General Admission / At the door $15
Date & Time:
6pm to 10pm
June 14th
348 6th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable History of Silicon Valley Design
Don't miss out! Join us for esteemed professor and Bay Area design historian Barry Katz as he presents "The Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable History of Silicon Valley Design".
After decades of obscurity, design leaders today can be seen addressing Fortune 500 CEO's at TED and mingling with heads of state at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Barry's presentation will describe the formation of a professional design practice in Silicon Valley, the transformations it has undergone over the course of its 60 year history, and its astonishing rise to world prominence. In today's business environment sound engineering is merely the price of admission to the market; it is increasingly recognized that a product must exhibit good, and even outstanding design if it is to compete.

Barry Katz is Professor of Industrial and Interaction and Design at the California College of the Arts, Consulting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and Fellow at IDEO, the global design consultancy. He has been editor of the Design Book Review and his writings on the history and philosophy of design have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals. His most recent books are Change By Design (with Tim Brown), NONOBJECT (with Branko Lukic), and Ecosystem of Innovation: The History of Silicon Valley Design (to be published by the MIT Press).
Click here for Tickets

Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mingling @ 6pm, Lecture @ 7pm, Conclusion @ 9pm
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages are included

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for the first 10 IDSA members that sign-up).
Tickets at the door are $40 per person.

Wharton | San Francisco
2 Harrison Street, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We are pleased to announce Bike+Design, a three part series highlighting the history, innovation, and design of Bay Area bicycle culture. Curated by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA SF) in collaboration with California College of the Arts (CCA), events will be held over the course of three months at Coalesse Design Center, beginning May 8, 2013.

From the city's hills to the shoreline trails, a vibrant history of bicycle culture has grown out of the terrain of the Bay Area.
Mountain biking was created and perfected on the trails of Mount Tam. Industries have sprung up around these and other developments. The innovation continues today in both mass-market and bespoke cycles. Master frame builders continue to push the envelopes of technology, craft, and form. In this talk, they will discuss their provenance, craft, and details.

Steve Potts | Steve Potts Bikes
Paul Sadoff | Rock Lobster Cycles
Jeremy Sycip | Sycip Bikes
Curtis Inglis | Retrotec Bikes
Click here for more Information & Tickets

Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Coalesse Design Center
660 3rd Street, Suite #100
San Francisco, CA 94107

The BIKE+DESIGN series will revolve around themes of the history and legacy of bicycle culture; material, form, and technical advancements; and branding and contemporary design concerns. The purpose of these lectures is to bring together disparate populations to celebrate the innovation and legacy of SF bike culture. The speakers span diverse experiences and subjects, including the titans, who have defined and changed the industry, and the challengers and start-ups, who bring unique innovations to the craft.
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