Afra Scarpa
Montebelluna, Italy
1937

Tobia Scarpa
Venice, Italy
1935

Jacques Adnet
Chatillion-Coligny, France
1900—1984

Martino Gamper
Merano, Italy
1971

Ugo La Pietra
Bussi sul Tirino, Italy
1938

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Milan, Italy
1913

Dan Friedman
Cleveland, USA
1945—1995
François-Xavier Lalanne
Agen, France
1927—2008

Claude Lalanne
Paris, France
1924

Donald Judd
Excelsior Springs, USA
1928—1994

Alan Buchsbaum
Savannah, USA
1936—1987

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
London, England
1905—1976

Shiro Kuramata
Tokyo, Japan
1934—1991

Gae Aulenti
Palazzolo dello Stella, Italy
1927—2012

Robert Mallet-Stevens
Paris, France
1886—1945



Joy of Design

They are lost, for whom the pursuit of beauty is folly. For beauty is not peripheral, it is the primordial, organic goad. It is the non-death! That which is classed, “beautiful” may appear variable outside personal conditions, but reverse the path of any undertaking, of the most banal activity in the most basic mind, and one will find at the trail’s terminus not reason, not actual knowing, but a radiant Apollo, a lambent Aphrodite or of course an effulgent hermaphrodite. It should be argued that pushing every seeking vine and behind the striving, mushrooming canopy of every tree is a green muse. Thus beauty in human creation is not really creation, it is expressing emergence whilst acknowledging transience. Nothing is ever achieved it is only witnessed. A great designer describes they do not create.  

Joyful, self-aware ephemerality is the height of any art.


Texts by AQQ
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