Slapping meat on CEO paintings = Fight Club
To represent design purely as the creative act of individuals… temporarily enhances the importance of designers, but ultimately only degrades design by severing it from its part in the workings of society.
- Adrian Forty, Objects of Desire: design and society, 1986
Design is a vessel. There’s the whole Buddhist thing about the essence of a bowl being its emptiness—that’s why it’s useful. Its emptiness allows it to hold something. I guess that means that design must talk about something else. If you make design about design, you’re just stacking bowls, and that’s not what bowls are for.
- Frank Chimero, on thegreatdiscontent.com, yesterday