The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 1, 2016


Design Museum takes a look behind the scenes of Dyson's research, design and development facilty
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the Dyson headquarters, is home to around 2.200 people. The total area covered by Dyson HQ is 35.000 m2. © Dyson.
GENT.- Design museum Gent is the only museum of its kind in Belgium. Its collection policy emphasises modern and contemporary design. In this context, there is also a place for industrial design. In line with this vision, the museum works to develop design exhibitions – including those on product development – with an international allure. Recent examples include ‘Tupperware Transparent’, ‘Dirk Wynants – Design works’, ‘Esthétique Domestique’ and ‘Enthoven Associates’.

Industrial design focuses on the development of mass products, such as coffee machines, telephones, office chairs – and vacuum cleaners. With the transition from manual production to industrial production over the course of the 19th century, industrial design evolved into a discipline in its own right. In industrial design, the designer attempts to unite the functional needs and aesthetic value of a product: the end result should be both practical and beautiful.

As early as in the 1990s, several of James Dyson's early designs had made it into the museum collection. With its enormous investment in research, design and development, his company is currently one of the most innovative businesses in Britain. In 2013, inspired by the company's 20th anniversary, the idea for a joint exhibition emerged. This co-production is the first of its kind on mainland Europe.

At Design museum Gent, you now have a special opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of Dyson's research, design and development facility. Fingerprint scanners and unique access badges for each engineer help maintain secrecy. On their first day of work, each engineer is given a notebook for recording ideas and making sketches. It is the first of many such notebooks, all of which are kept under lock and key. Only one person has access to everything: James Dyson, Dyson's Founder and Chief Engineer.

Just like at the Dyson company headquarters in Britain, the exhibition features a ‘security gate’ which visitors must pass through before entering. Oversized books tell the story of the Dyson design process. Based on an interactive approach, visitors learn how a digital motor works, step into a semi-anechoic room and operate the controls of a test robot. The exhibition naturally would not be complete without the Ballbarrow, one of James Dyson's first designs. All products are presented, from the first sketches to the prototypes and the end product.

The exhibition covers production processes, choice of material, ergonomics and sustainability. Visitors discover how James Dyson and his team not only develop new products, but also try to improve existing objects by applying new materials, designs or techniques.

Dyson employs over 4,300 people worldwide, almost half of whom are scientists and engineers. 2,200 work at the company’s headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. In 2014, Dyson aims to expand the number of employees to 4,900 worldwide. At the Malmesbury office, 850 engineers and scientists constantly work to develop new and better technologies. Each year, Dyson invests over € 3.03 million to acquire and protect the intellectual property rights for its technology.






Today's News

April 21, 2014

Exhibition presents 100 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina

Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

Ten masterpieces of French painting on view at China's National Museum in Beijing

African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian sale in May at Bonhams New York to feature rare Maori handclub

The Museum of Modern Art announces the first large-scale U.S. survey of Robert Gober's works

Baltimore Museum of Art presents exhibition of drawings from Contemporary masters

Design Museum takes a look behind the scenes of Dyson's research, design and development facilty

Two female Indian artists featured in first-ever exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago

Major retrospective at Kunst Haus Wien celebrates the work of Andreas H. Bitesnich

Artist Matt Saunders' second solo exhibition at Blum & Poe opens in Los Angeles

Launch of world tour World Press Photo 14 at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair announces programming highlights for New York 2014 edition

"One must play from the soul ....: How music sounded and instrument making in C. P. E. Bach's times"

PIASA announces success of its Italian design auction and a world record for Lorenzo Burchiellaro

Inaugural Downtown Fair launches in New York City during Frieze Week

The Andy Warhol Museum announces exhibition at Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas

Winner announced for the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ Motion Photography Prize

Terrors of the Breakfast Table, an interactive video installation, on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Inform/Form: Lisa Bartleson & Alex Couwenberg exhibit at Launch Gallery

Will Rogan's first solo exhibition in a museum opens in Berkeley

Artist Joe Fig opens exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Stone Age mummy Oetzi still revealing secrets, 25 years on

2.- Tunisian remains found by British researchers prove 100,000-year human presence

3.- Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean

4.- Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists

5.- Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old human skeleton at Mediterranean shipwreck

6.- Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture

7.- Rich London residents angry over Tate Modern voyeurs

8.- V&A Museum chief quits to fight nationalism post-Brexit

9.- Exhibition in Turin celebrates the most important family of Flemish artists

10.- Pointillism is now the focus of a high-calibre exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful