I am doing a presentation tomorrow (wed) morning based on a quote my old lecturer said when I graduated from college a few years back -
After drinking too much beer, and eating to many mussels he stood up and gave his big end of term speak:
“does a world need so many tables and chairs?” he spoke in a slurred mumble, and then fell over.
From his point of view in meant " why do we design?".
So, what I want to ask is why do you design?
I recently went through a ‘design is fickle’ stage and wanted to give up go into primary teaching, but I think I’ve realised that it’s just another thing we do.
What drives design now? Do we have everything we need, and if so what drives us for more?
Chair A was designed in the 50’s and is still as comfortable and usable today. Chair B is designed in the 90’s, it does the exact same as Chair A but is made from the latest materials. Chair B is three times the price of Chair A.
So why buy chair A?
So, honest opinions please.