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victor salman

San Fransisco, CA, United States

Designer (Furniture Design)

Member since May 13, 2008


  • Decaf @ 100% Design London

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

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    After 6 months of hard work we finally can present our first products. Everything survived the flight from Mexico in a good state, except the bolts for the Table, they were gone and we couldn't assemble it.<br> <br> The show was great, we got a lot of attention from the press and the people loved what we were showing. Especially the Bath and the Lamp where the crowd favorites. <br><br> Eduardo did some hand drawings on the wall and everybody loved to see him do it. (See our Decaf 100% photo section ) <br><br> All together we couldn't have dreamed of a better start and presentation of Decaf and what a Multi-disiplinairy Design team can do.<br> Check it out at: www.100percentdesign.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Exhib/ExhibID=01227 <br> and <br> www.alldecaf.com

  • Augmadeira5_177_

    As the social animals we are, we live in cities, big or small, with quiet streets and busy highways. The city in which we live adds another layer to who we are: it influences our perspectives of the world, it shapes our thoughts and create our experiences. The city, the urban environment, affects our view of the world, our world inside.

    The city, urban space, has been considered by some as our fourth skin. Where “skin” is the envelope of our body and gives us the feeling of insideness and communicates with the outside, skin give us the dichotomy of in and out.

    So when we think of the fourth skin and the urban spaces, and we look around at how the city communicates with us, the most intimate and meaningful dialogue is street art.

    Many consider graffiti a form of vandalism, a grotesque way to de-beautify our cities. These graffiti makers are still not considered artist by many. Here we find a label again, where people want to put in a small box the “creation” of an individual based on their educational background.

    And as we want to break these paradigms and labels, we are taking inspiration of the city, trying to bring elements of the street into the inside living space.

    How can we challenge the regular Joe Doe to bring the language of his city within his third skin, and experience his city in a different way.

  • Designer Be true to Design !

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

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    Design is moving away from consumer use and production and get closer to museum pieces and art. Its good to have a concept but the designed object should be rather a product than a story.

    How can you call yourself a designer if your product has no potential use or can not be produced on a bigger scale to bring it to the people you designed it for, and you product is only be understood and desired by the select few who visit the musea's to read the descriptions on the pedestal where you piece is shown. " DO NOT TOUCH PLEASE", but this is design , not art. It should be touched and used and admired.... because of its ingenuity. not because of its provocation of it.

    A designed product should be always in favor of the user. Off course a design should start with a strong concept, but the product is the goal and not only serve a artistic purpose.

  • Who are you ?

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    The question “what kind of designer are you?” doesn’t quite make sense to me. When we look at the product a designer, artist, craftsman does, we evaluate the work based on the concept, aesthetic and functional qualities and not by the educational background or specialty, “label”, of the person. And from My point of view, people that accept or reject something based on the label of it’s maker, are having a narrow-minded view of the world, and not willing to break the molds!

    If you look at the definition for “designer”, it's a person who designs any of a variety of things and implies the task of creating or of being creative. So narrowing it down to a single type of product or field is not the right way to approach it. They are just different skills and both take talent in different ways. I think that a collaboration of skills will give the individual designer a wider view and possibilities and these will be very valuable for him and the client. Anyone who communicates their concept through their product is a designer, independently from the medium used or the type of design you are trained in.

Designer be true to Design !

Contact victor salman
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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design