10 December 2009 – 9 January 2010
The Aram Gallery hosted the launch of Thinking: Objects, a new book for students, graduates, practising designers and anyone with an interest in contemporary product design by Tim Parsons. The book looks at the many approaches designers take to their work and discusses their motivation. It highlights the ways in which products communicate value and meaning through form, giving designers tools with which to create their own designs. It also explores what the design process feels like in the mind and shows how drawing and model making aid decision-making.
The exhibition illustrated a selection of the ideas explored in the book and will included products designed by Konstantin Grcic, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Naoto Fukasawa and Daniel Weil among others.
Tim Parsons is a product designer, writer and lecturer on design. Mixing influences from craft and industrial design, his projects examine notions of familiarity, functionality and the quality of materials and processes.
Parsons has led teaching workshops in France, Italy, Sweden and Poland. He contributes regularly to the British design press reviewing exhibitions and writing features for Blueprint magazine and has written on design for Phaidon books. Parsons is currently a Senior Lecturer in Three Dimensional Design at Camberwell College of Arts, London. This is his first book.