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65,868. Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus. (Bus & Design) David Hockney
69,831. Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. Paul Rand
69,832. Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained. (Design & Aesthetics) Ferdinand Porsche
69,833. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs
69,834. The details are not the details. They make the design. Charles Eames
120,484. Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. Charles Eames
69,836. Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all ... good design must primarily serve people. (Design & Aesthetics) Thomas J Watson
69,837. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. Donna Karan
69,838. Good design doesn’t date. Harry Seidler
69,839. Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but ‘design for good’ is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild. Cameron Sinclair
76,637. Designers and engineers are constantly looking for better ways to manufacture the objects that surround us. (Genetics & Science & Manufacture & Design) Brave New World with Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Max Lamb, product designer
76,638. With this process you simply create a design and press print. (Genetics & Science & Printing & Design & Manufacture) ibid.
81,266. The designer revolution of the ’80s and ’90s cloaked a tidal wave of cheap goods on to the high street we bought and discarded without shame. (Money & Spend & Shop & Consumer & Design) Jacques Peretti, The Men Who Made Us Spend, BBC 2014
66,703. Throughout the rest of the century, Scandinavian designers and architects would embrace the modern. (Art & Design & Architecture & Modernism) Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of Scandinavia III: Democratic by Design
66,704. The Stockholm Exhibition of 1930: a showcase for Scandinavia’s design and architecture. (Art & Design & Architecture & Modernism) ibid.
66,705. Functionalism … believed that if you streamlined everyday objects this would change not just the way people thought about furniture but the world itself. (Art & Design & Architecture & Modernism) ibid.
97,665. As well as the money, there was the will to build on an industrial scale. (Art & Design & Architecture & Housing & Building & Modernism) ibid.
98,021. These interior designers have big budgets and significant buying power. (Collect & Design) Gordon Watson, The Extraordinary Collector VI
98,022. London’s Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair will be given over to one of the world’s top art and interior design fairs – PAD … a stand … around £60,000 plus VAT. (Collect & Design) ibid.
99,853. The new design museum is only in Kensington, London. Masterpieces of design are arriving. It’s a showcase for the genius of design that has inspired the world. Since the Second World War designers have revolutionised every aspect of our lives. The Brits Who Designed the Modern World, BBC 2016
119,773. Art is a fragile thing. On 23rd May 2014 the Glasgow School of Art was grievously damaged by fire. The building was the inspired creation of the Scottish artist and architect Charles Rene Mackintosh. His library, one of the most beautiful rooms ever designed, was lost to the flames, savaged, cremated, gone. Four years later, unbelievably, the fire returned. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius, BBC 2018
119,774. One of the most important buildings in the world. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) ibid.
119,775. In the 1960s his work festered in derelict buildings. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) ibid.
119,776. There was something about the design madness that everyday Glasgow loved. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) ibid.
119,777. The Mackintosh look, the emerging Glasgow style, found favour with a rebellious group of artists on the other side of Europe – they were called the Secessionists. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) ibid.
119,778. An uncompromising genius – a man who could be a nightmare to work with. (Art & Architecture & Design & Glasgow) ibid.
130,183. A roof terrace, a primary school with a paddling pool, a movie screen made of concrete, a sports hall; inside corridors that stretch one hundred and fifty metres, 337 apartments for 1,600 residents under one roof. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) The Bauhaus Spirit, Sky Arts 2019
130,184. The twentieth century was rich in visions of utopia and better societies. The questions was, How to build a new world. And who could build it. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,185. It was first and foremost a school: a campus home for Utopians, inventors and dreamers. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,186. ‘This kind of interdisciplinary thinking and working.’ (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,187. The Bauhaus moved far away from its Arts & Crafts room, and with this building it jumped straight into the industrial movement. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,196. Now it was time for large apartment buildings. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,197. Modern architecture from Europe lived on in the international style of New World cities. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid.
130,198. ‘First they had to improve buildings, then the city had to be viewed globally. The most famous congress was when a group travelled by boat from Marseille to Athens: Walter Gropius Le Corbusier, Miles van der Rohe. Together, these modernists developed the idea of a charter which was intended to be a guide for urban planners.’ (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future) ibid. dude
130,274. 100 years ago, an art school opened in Germany that would change the world forever. It was called the Bauhaus. A century later, its radical thinking still shapes our lives today. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) Bauhaus 100, BBC 2019 captions
130,275. The Bauhaus was the first truly revolutionary design movement. It’s a movement that only existed for fourteen years and yet it had a kind of worldwide impact. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) ibid. Michelle Ogundehin
130,276. The Bauhaus was the brainchild of Walter Gropius who created the school and became its first director, and is now considered one of the greatest architects and educators of the twentieth century. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) ibid.
130,277. Gropius now produced a manifesto, a kind of mission statement in which he outlined his vision. At the Bauhaus all the disciplines would come together to create what he considered to be the pinnacle of artistic achievement: a building. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) ibid.
130,278. August 1923 marked the opening of the first great Bauhaus exhibition. (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) ibid.
130,279. ‘Nazis go into the building and throw furniture out the window. There’s talk of burning the building down.’ (Art & Architecture & Design & Utopia & Future & Modernism) ibid. art lady
134,510. For fifty years BBC has been making programmes about British homes. It’s gone mad with makeovers, it’s finessed our food, it’s directed our leisure time, and it’s planted ideas in our back gardens. (Home & Television & 1960s & Cookery & Design & Food & Garden) The Home that 2 Built s1e1: The Sixties, BBC 2020
134,518. People were sick of living in dreary homes. They wanted a place that felt modern, clean and stylish. (Home & Television & 1960s & Design) ibid.
134,519. Homeholders all over the land began to ‘do up’. Older properties in particular started to get a face-lift. (Home & Television & 1960s & Design) ibid.
134,520. 1967: In Your Place: in its day it was a ground-breaker. (Home & Television & 1960s & Design) ibid.
134,521. ‘The surface which I’m suggesting for the worktops, erm, is an asbestos sheet. Now, it’s very hard. It’s slightly more expensive.’ (Home & Television & 1960s & Design) ibid. home design visit
134,522. Habitat: ‘For some people modern design served straight will suit their eye and suit their wallet’ … More extreme 60s’ looks were available. (Home & Television & 1960s & Design & Furniture) ibid. contemporary commentary
134,523. Margaret Powell [Waring & Gillow] v David Hicks [Habitat] – the pair were asked to go shopping for furniture and design their favourite room … they swapped rooms and then the fun began. (Home & Television & 1960s & Design & Furniture) ibid.
134,526. The most fragmented decade of them all: 1970s. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of wisdom, it was a time of foolishness, the 70s started on a rising tide of 60s’ optimism and modernity. (Home & Television & 1970s & Food & Cookery & Design & Garden & House) The Home that 2 Built s1e2: Seventies
134,529. The housing boom created a golden age of DIY as people started to do up old houses or repair new ones. (Home & Television & 1970s & Design & House) ibid.
134,530. Make Your Own Furniture with Albert Jackson & David Day. (Home & Television & 1970s & House & Design & Furniture) ibid.
134,547. This was the era in which things got personal and emotional as a makeover takeover gripped Britain. And a creative tornado was unleashed. (Home & Television & 1990s & House & Design) The Home that 2 Built s1e4: Nineties
134,548. Ikea advert: ‘Chuck out the chintz today’. (Home & Television & 1990s & House & Design) ibid.
134,549. BBC: Changing Rooms … Ground Force … Home Front … The Naked Chef … Escape to the Country … (Home & Television & 1990s & House & Design & Garden) ibid.