Sunday, 25 June 2006
Design Museum: Exhibitions: Current Exhibitions: My World is another example of design embracing craft values: "After decades of globalisation, people long for a stronger sense of identity in the objects that fill their lives. Advances in technology are enabling today’s designers to replicate the individual creativity and closeness to materials and making that has long defined craft, and to develop industrially produced objects which are as idiosyncratic and emotionally expressive as artisanal ones." The question is, whether industrially produced objects will always by necessity be limited in what they can express. Without the individual investment of time in the making process, the object seems unlikely to have the same kind of symbolic value.
From Kevin Murray