How do designers bring their passion to life?

The world's designers are blessed with a certain eye for detail, and those who have chosen to specialise in a single industry often learn how to bring their personality through to their creations. 

In many cases, this artistic flair also manifests in their hobbies as well as their work, examples which often allow for more freedom than the designs they create on the clock. The following examples show how creators in a number of industries display their love for the craft.

Is it enough to inspire your next creation?

How does a car designer appreciate artistic form?

There are a number of famous design houses that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of car enthusiasts. However, few experts would go past the Italian classics produced by Bertone and Pininfarina over the past decades. 

While the Italian flair of the professionals who work for these companies is impossible to ignore, there are more subtle ways to show appreciation for finely crafted automobiles. This led automotive publication Petrolicious to investigate the following: "Ever Wonder What A Car Designer Drives?"

You can find the video below, but a quick summary reveals that the subject of the film, Radu Muntean, finds it hard to go past the classics. While Mr Muntean works in an industry that is becoming increasingly dependent on regulatory pressures and technological advancement, he drives a 1971 BMW 2002.

Change the world with design

CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D Prix has also found a way to bring his personality into the design process, using his profession as an architect to attempt to solve the world's housing crisis. The designer's solution is an amalgamation of many of the trends currently defining the architecture and construction industries, including building information modelling and 3-D printing. 

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Wolf told Dezeen Magazine on October 23 of his installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition in Shenzen. According to the interview, the project illustrates how constructing the side of a building can be streamlined thanks to emerging industry trends. 

"Normally this part of the building would take eight months with 160 workers on the site," said Prix.

"Now we need eight workers on site, and it takes 12 weeks."

"Using robots, we can construct buildings in a very short time and very economically, so that opens up a really great possibility for investigating a new aesthetic."

The design process offers important freedom to creative professionals, letting them tackle projects in an innovative manner or pursue new hobbies. 

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