Element of Form

Form

Form refers to objects that are three dimensional in nature.  A form has: height, width and depth.

We readily recognise the forms around us – from a pencil to the form of the human body.

Form Keywords (Descriptive)

  • 3Dimensional
  • Organic
  • Geometric
  • Dominant
  • Subtle
  • Tactile
  • Solid
  • Fluid
  • Graceful
  • Irregular
  • Textured
  • Natural
  • Manufactured
  • Sculpted

Form can be used to define space, create contrast & visually add volume to a composition

Form is depicted visually using other elements such as line, shape & tone.

Form can be enhanced using tone, the addition of shadows and highlights can help us to ‘read’ the true form of an object.

Forms can vary from geometric &constructed to the organic forms of the nature world. Form can be communicated via a 3D Isometric Drawing ot a loose & flowing charcoal life drawing.

Form Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of human factors in design. The scientific discipline looks at the functions, limitations and needs of the human body in relation to the product design (form).

animi causa - feel seating system
animi causa – feel seating system

3D text

the vector lines enables buyers to see into the internal frame structure
the vector lines enables buyers to see into the internal frame structure
design by marc newson
design by marc newson

Form Design Examples:

counterpoint converse architecture straw poster roller coaster organic lamp nestea lamp film poster

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