Sunday, June 29, 2008

Invent your Furniture, Invent your Life.

One of the things I tell my students on the first day of class is that -to date you are the most a avant-garde designer in the country. So its time to invent as well as design. This gentleman is exactly what I want to put forth for new furniture; a complete re-invention of the ordinary object. His name is Bertjan Pot and I came across him in my new favorite design book How They Work, by Inga Powilleit and Tatajana Quax, published by OIO Publishers Its a wonderful book that I heard about on Bloesem. His very simple fresh web site illustrates lots of energy, clarity of thought and a feeling that even if he is "way out there" he is examining real lives and designing for them. Thank you Mr Pot!

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