Guest post by Bradley Derry from bradleyderry.com

Design is details. Design is the tiny elements in a product that work their way into final production from hours of sketching, prototyping, and CAD. Details are what the designers agonize over and what the manufactures spend so much time trying to get just right. This post is a homage to all the people who make these details.

I spent a good amount of time yesterday at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), New York City’s annual showcase for contemporary design. The show brings thousands of visitors each year to see over 500 exhibitors displaying product from all over the world. Many visitors glaze right over the products on display missing many design elements, so I made it a point to pick out 60 details to highlight. Did you spot the same details? Did you spot better ones? Take a look…

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About the author: Bradley Derry is an award-winning industrial designer and seasoned creative team leader. His site http://www.bradleyderry.com/ provides free insights for designers looking to become exceptional design leaders. Connect with him on Twitter @Derryest.

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