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Eames: Wicker chair, 19th century

Eames: Wicker chair, 19th century

Eames An intimate knowledge of material is necessary, probably as intimate as that of craftsmen – a facility with the material lets us understand what it wants to be. This a dilemma in a specialized society which demands the new but does not always know how to take advantage of it. Certainly the Eames’s experiments...
Design is a Performing Art: Canoe?

Design is a Performing Art: Canoe?

The intent of this collection of essays is to clarify the relationship between art and design. That they are not one and the same. To draw a clear picture of the processes by which things have been designed: either by material influences or mechanical process. That human beings instinctively produce good design and that a...
Design is a Performing Art: Form Follows Facility

Design is a Performing Art: Form Follows Facility

I was always fascinated with the way things are made. When I was a kid I loved making stuff. During my education I met some wonderful people who explained and showed me how to make things. As I started to teach and design I tried to bring my fascination with materials and processes to the...