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Paola Antonelli on What Makes Good Design

We adore “curious octopus” Paola Antonelli, MoMA’s remarkable curator of architecture and design, and one of the great creative visionaries of our time. In this excellent BigThink interview, Antonelli answers the grand question of design: What makes good design?

[T]he truth is this: It’s a very complex recipe. The world has become more complex, and you can’t anymore have an equation with just two variables. [I]t’s a differential equation with many variables. What I can tell you as one of the litmus tests is, think if this object were not on earth. Would it be a pity? Would you miss it?” ~ Paola Antonelli

via Swiss Miss

Published February 28, 2011




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