05 Apr '11, 1pm

Great post by @LloydAlter on #design & #sustainability: On Knowing The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing

Great post by @LloydAlter on #design & #sustainability: On Knowing The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing

The discussion started with an appalling comment on Re-nest, the most civil part being "Get off my planet and take your high-priced stupid furniture with you. Mother Earth has no need of you or your crap." It continued on TreeHugger : This goes against most of the work the Eames family did. They designed for the masses not for some company to take over the rights to their work and charge ludicrously excessive amounts for a chair design to last and be easy to make.. I'm pretty surprised TreeHugger missed that. That is not in fact true, Herman Miller has been making the thing since it was designed, working with Charles and Ray Eames. On Fast Company : It's very unfortunate that the Eames intentions of good design with economics in mind has been lost through the years elitism and design snobs. Still one of my favorite Eames pieces. Not seeing anything in a video full of power...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/on-knowing-price-...

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