Designer; Director of MFA.DESIGN at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.
It seems that every decade has its favorite design object. This object captures public imagination as a focus of exploration by leading design companies, and as a darling of the design media. In the 1990s it was the plastic chair; the 2000s, boutique hotels. Today design is often focused on ideas as much as it is on objects, such as issues of sustainability, social responsibility, or network culture. So what will be next?
As we enter a new decade - the 2010s - what object will come to define this new era of design?
journalist, critic & photographer
Leo gave the final word
Why not a personalized object which can live a life of its own, where scratches enhance rather than ruin, and where companies sell us the latest technology rather than more waste, a hardware which can be upgraded instead of scrapped?
Thursday, March 17 at 5:57pm
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