The Top Cities to Look for International Product Design

by | Jan 29, 2020 | Design, Designing, Innovation, Product Design

Creativity is a vital piece of being able to create and come up with fresh and innovative designs. All designers and home inventors know how hard it is to regularly stay motivated. A smart way to refresh your mind and expose yourself to new and inspiring ideas is to explore and expand your mind through the world around you. With so much culture available in the world around us, travel is one of the best ways to take in and experience new things in order to garner some great ideas! Not only can you become inspired but observing international product design is a great way to appreciate product design from designers all over the world, but also gain inspiration for your own product designs! Below are some of the top and best cities to visit for product design inspiration!

The City of Mexico for a Vibrant Dose of International Product Design Inspiration

Mexico City is an extremely vibrant city that is filled to brim with rich culture and activities. The city garner tourists from around the world who want to expose themselves to Mexican culture and surround themselves in a colourful and exciting design. The city carries a reinvigorated network that includes world-class museums, fairs, and galleries. With so many opportunities for one to experience and see, Mexico City exists as an enriching experience that is perfect to get a real dose of international product design that can help bring a new perspective and twist to how we understand product design from the typical Northern American aesthetic. Exploring different continents is also a great way to discover different or unique experiences around the world that can help create a product that works for people everywhere. Make sure to visit some of Mexico’s most iconic galleries and studios, like the Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum.

One of the Largest Tech and Innovation Hub Cities in the World, San Francisco!

Know as one of the most expensive cities to live in – and for good reason, San Francisco and large and growing hub for tech, innovation and most importantly, design. The city has seen infrastructural growth like no other as tech startups, entrepreneurs, and the world’s most talented engineers and designers flock to the city to invest in living the technologically savvy city. In the past years, the city has seen a huge influx of investors, inventors, and business moguls venture capital investments that are focusing on the growth and development of technology, internet, and digital entertainment. What this means is that when looking at international product design, not only is San Francisco is a lively city where inspiration can be gained from the multitude of events and an active lifestyle, but with so much different resources and a buzzing hub or design opportunities, the San Francisco is a great place to look and gain product design inspiration.

Quintessential and Must-See International Product Design in Tokyo, Japan

One of the populated cities on earth, Tokyo is home to over 13 million people. With such a populated city, its extremely important that architecture and living conditions are based around making life as convenient and easy as possible. From infrastructure, architecture, interior design, and food, Tokyo is known for an exciting city full of innovation that people from all over the world visit to experience the unique lifestyle in Tokyo. The city is home to some of the most prolific and well-known Japanese designers in the design world, making it hard to miss any opportunity to see or spectate a new or interesting design, even just on the streets of Tokyo! There are many open galleries and design and innovation hubs open to the public to immerse themselves and appreciate famous Japanese design. Tokyo is a perfect destination to help expand your horizons in international product design due to the amount of effort and strategy that goes into making products fit for such a densely populated city. The city is well known for its innovation and innovative product design and living ideas that work to help make the lives of those living in the busy city easier, super quick, and hassle-free. With so much innovation and opportunity, its impossible to not find great product design inspiration from visiting the city of Tokyo!

An Up and Coming Tech Startup Hub for International Product Design Inspiration

Popularly known as the party city of Florida, Miami is a hot spot for tourists and people all over the world looking to take a break from their regular lives and enjoy some time off by the beach or going for nights out. While Miami has an active nightlife, Miami is full of interesting architecture, beautifully designed restaurants and impressively designer hotel interiors. Despite the flashy city life that Miami is recognized for, over the past couple of years, Miami has seen a recent surge in becoming an up and coming innovation hub. From business executives, investors and entrepreneurs, the city has risen and become home to hundreds of different tech startups. Joining the roaster for what makes up around 50% of the start-ups located in the United State, Miami’s’ rising population and booming culture make it a great destination for anyone to visit from international product design inspiration. The Miami product design scene is certainly growing with the rise of startups. If you’re looking for a Miami product design firm, make sure to visit the Mako Design office located in downtown Miami!

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Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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