Tuesday, March 15, 2005
prototypes for reflection
Before computers, designers used prototypes for reflection, and problem solving. A master maker of product prototypes, Giovanni Sacchi, died recently, aged 92. See his obituary on designboom. He produced some 25,000 prototypes over his extensive life, beautiful crafted in unfinished wood, objects for contemplation rather than for dazzling. A description of his work can be found on the website of the Victoria Museum in Melbourne.