The design process detailed in this thesis addresses how a designer brings a design that is both relevant but dated into the present. Four stages make up the design process: investigation, scattered design, design réseau, and focused design, and the process covers the choice of artifact, historical and cultural research, and the conclusions derived from research. The chandelier acts as artifact in this design process iteration. The goal of the thesis project is a process that stresses both innovation as well as the cultural and symbolic importance of older designs; the outcome of this design iteration is honed chandelier concepts with prototypes.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Chendeliers--Design; Design--Technique; Industrial design--Technique
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Biegler, Spencer Knape, "Past with Present: A Design Process" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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