LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

May 28, 2013 by  
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Ford Motor Company and the Chicago Architecture Foundation have joined forces to bring you yet another amazing live webcast, following up on their successful  Design with a Conscience  discussion seen here just last month. We’re extending a special e-vitation to Inhabitat readers to join us for ‘ Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design ‘, a panel discussion where leading Chicago architects Diane Atwood of the Atwood Foundation, John Gately of Jahn , and Gensler ‘s Carlos Martinez, and legendary car designer and Ford’s group vice president of design, and chief creative officer  J Mays will be discussing how architects and automotive designers can maximize aesthetics and functionality in small spaces to create innovative designs that are comfortable, efficient, and beautiful. We’ll be live streaming this discussion on Inhabitat.com , and our esteemed panel will be discussing similarities between their creative processes that have led to some of Chicago’s most famous buildings and the design of super comfortable compact cars like the new Ford Fiesta and the elegant  Ford Fusion . Join us live on June 6th to participate in this design discussion. We also encourage you to take part in the conversation by submitting your questions for the speakers below in the comments! We’ll be sending Inhabi-Tees to selected question submitters, so join in! JOIN US THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 11:45AM—1:30PM CDT Read the rest of LIVE WEBCAST: Join Inhabitat for the ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture and automotive , architecture panels , architecture webcast , atwood foundation , automotive design , big ideas in small spaces , big ideas in small spaces: proportion in design , Car Design , carlos martinex , chicago architecture events , Chicago Architecture Foundation , design events , design panels , diane atwood , ford , ford fiesta , ford fusion , ford live , ford motor company , ford motors , ford webcast , genselr , J Mays , jahn , jonathan gately        

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Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

March 25, 2011 by  
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Ford Motors is looking into a new technology produced at MIT labs that could make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient by injecting micro bubbles into plastic components. The technology, which is now owned by Trexel , is called MuCell and revolves around the controlled injection of gas, such as carbon or nitrogen, into the injection molding process of plastic . By inserting millions of non-uniform bubbles into plastic parts, the plastic becomes much lighter while still maintaining its durability and performance

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Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

March 25, 2011 by  
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These smoothly sculpted Loom pendant lamps are made from a new woven organic polyester material developed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero. The polyester was originally sourced from the bedding industry, and the finished textile is surprisingly versatile — it is strong enough to be stretched around complex forms, but transparent enough to diffuse the light through its dense network of fibers. The lovely lamps offer a new spin on traditional Chinese lanterns, making them a perfect way to add a soft source of light to any space

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