10 design manifestos for 2016 07.01.16

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From Ilse Crawford to Isay Weinfeld, ten leading industry figures tell us their most important creative principles – how design and architecture should feel, what it should do, and for whom and when

MarcNewson

“Design should express order, simplicity and, most importantly, a sense of timelessness.”
Marc Newson, industrial designer

Balmori

“Nostalgia for the past and utopian dreams for the future prevent us from looking at our present.”
Diana Balmori, landscape architect

VoTrongNghia

“Architecture should connect people and nature.”
Vo Trong Nghia, architect

Groppi

“Light is an event, a humanistic gesture, something that makes people feel closer.”
Davide Groppi, lighting designer

Alexander

“Observation is the key. Design is about a problem, and the challenge to seek a solution that is both functional and aesthetic. Design is storytelling.”
Alexander Lotersztain, designer

IlseCrawford

“Design is a frame for life, it makes us feel human, it makes us feel alive.”
Ilse Crawford, interior designer

Mpethi

“Only through generosity, vulnerability and an expanded sense of what it means to be human can we creatively engage difference in conditions of uncertainty and rapid change.”
Mphethi Morojele, architect

Weinfeld

“Good design is achieved by insisting, insistently.”
Isay Weinfeld, architect

MiltonGlaser

“Just enough is more and do no harm.”
Milton Glaser. graphic designer

Didier

“Treat objects as if they animate; as function pets or working companions.”
Ross Didier, furniture designer

 

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Good design is achieved by insisting, insistently

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