CMF Design

The Fundamental Principles of Colour, Material and Finish Design


This book presents the fundamental principles of colours, materials and finishes design pertinent to industrially-designed consumer products and consumer goods.

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ISBN: 9789491727795 Category:

Liliana Becerra


CMF Design focuses on general key fundamental principles and processes of the use of colours, materials and finishes design as they apply to consumer products and consumer goods. It is also an overview of the different industries, the areas of expertise that professionals need to master, an overview of its emotional and functional context, and a step-by-step guide to the CMF process. This book focuses on each of the subjects: the key functional and practical aspects of colours, and an overview of their perceptions and associations according to culture and context. It also comprises 4 chapters each showcasing a different case study where materials have been used or created as the main design driver: Sustainability, Design Innovation, Manufacturing Process, and Product Strategy. CMF Design also gathers a series of the most commonly used materials and finishing technologies with their corresponding benefits, with an overview of the “dos and don’ts” when it comes to aesthetic and functional finishing design principles.

Additional information

Weight 578 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 24 cm
Publisher name Frame Publishers
Publication date 1 June 2016
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.9 x 24 cm
Weight 578 g


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