George Nakashima: “It requires a genuine fight to produce one well designed object of relatively permanent value” – (37signals)

December 15, 2010 Comments Off on George Nakashima: “It requires a genuine fight to produce one well designed object of relatively permanent value” – (37signals)

To look for clues, we can go into the past: the moss
garden and tea house at Sai Ho Ji, the wonders of stone
and glass at Chartres, the dipylon vase. These are all
examples of excellence that can go unchallenged but also
unnoticed. They are all formed inwardly with a nearly
impersonal experience. Compared to our day, with its
arrogance of “form-giving,” the shallowness of slogan
design such as “less is more,” “machine for living,” or
even “form follows function.

A nice sample of George Nakashima designs included.

via George Nakashima: “It requires a genuine fight to produce one well designed object of relatively permanent value” – (37signals).

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