The Mission of Designers

The mission of designers is to make obsolete the smart things they did last year by doing smarter things this year.

It’s a heavy task, and designers are busy folks, sailing away on flights of fancy, pooh-poohing taboos, reviving old lunacies, restyling the classics, inventing new heresies and scandalising the elders.

Because designers lead lives so full and fervent, they can’t be stopping every little while to toot their horns. [Oswald Bruce Cooper]

Style is an elusive quality which, when sought, vanishes.

To develop style you have to kill that paralysing respect for it for a period and for all images of wealth.

But we need a moral idea to reconcile ourselves with the things that are too simple. [Andree Putman]

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