Something is happening in object design. This is a cultural epiphany. We are starting to see that the last 30 years of right angles and straight lines in furniture have become tyrannical. And we have the privilege of a choice.
We’ve proven we are capable of rigorous, straight-lined perfection, but does it make us happy? Is it comfortable? Do we really find it beautiful or does it just satistfy some need to tame the chaos?
It’s time to ask more of our things. Our sofas and our coffee tables need to be more like nature; more random and weird – soft and jagged, not tamed and manicured. Our objects should make us feel daring and they should make us smile. Owning things should be more like a romance. We should fall in love with our things again.