THE 3D DREAMSCAPES OF ALESSIO DE VECCHI

Whether it's a power line tower on top of Mount Everest dwarfed by a massive spherical artifact, or a silver fork plunged into a mysterious blob of glowing goo, each 3D snapshot makes you wonder what's going on at the edges of the frame.

By Balthazar Malevolent

THE 3D DREAMSCAPES OF ALESSIO DE VECCHI

Alessio de Vecchi was born in Italy and graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design. After starting his career as an industrial designer in Milan, he moved to New York in 2006. He has been working as an art director and CG artist in New York, Milan, Tokyo with clients such as Adidas, Ford, LG, H&M, Margiela. Alessio de Vecchi's creations have earned positive attention from Vogue, ID Magazine, The Creators Project among others. Currently based in Tokyo, finalizing his debut short movie as a director.

Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured by mass production. It is the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features, which takes place in advance of the making of a product. In contrast, manufacture consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication. This distinguishes industrial design from craft-based design, where the form of the product is determined by the product's creator largely concurrent with the act of its creation.

All manufactured products are the result of a design process, but the nature of this process can take many forms. It can be conducted by an individual or a team, and such a team could include people with varied expertise (e.g. industrial designers, engineers, business experts, etc.). It can emphasize intuitive creativity or calculated scientific decision-making, and often emphasizes both. It can be influenced by factors as varied as materials, production processes, business strategy, and prevailing social, commercial, or aesthetic attitudes. Industrial design, as an applied art, most often focuses on a combination of aesthetics and user-focused considerations, but also often provides solutions for problems of form, function, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development, sustainability, and sales.

Industrial design studies function and form—and the connection between product, user, and environment. Generally, industrial design professionals work in small scale design, rather than overall design of complex systems such as buildings or ships. Industrial designers don't usually design motors, electrical circuits, or gearing that make machines move, but they may affect technical aspects through usability design and form relationships. Usually, they work with other professionals such as engineers who focus on the mechanical and other functional aspects of the product, assuring functionality and manufacturability, and with marketers to identify and fulfill customer needs and expectations.

Alessio De Vecchi

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