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SHAPE
A shape is created when a line connects to enclose an area
Click here for information about SHAPE as a DESIGN ELEMENT


SHAPE is one way of comparing things
In the example below, you can compare the different shapes (and sizes) of two airships
SHAPE - the true shape - is
shown in the views of an
orthogonal/orthographic
drawing


In the example on the left, the true
shape of the base is shown in the
orthogonal/orthographic top view
rather than in the isometric drawing
isometric


top view
SHAPE is an essential
consideration in all areas of
design. In
Industrial Design,
within the whole design
process, getting the right
shape is most important.
Industrial design covers an
infinite array of objects - a
train or a teaspoon, a
computer or a sink, a camera
or a pencil sharpener - and it
overlaps into other fields,
such as graphics, furniture,
signage, and interior design.
In its strictest sense,
industrial design gives an
object a shape
, which is
imposed and defined by a
logic of production.


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                    SHAPES OF CHAIRS
In the example above, the shapes of
the chair and its parts were uppermost
in the mind of the designer
click here for more information about
this chair which was an entrant in the
2004-05 Australian Design Awards
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