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The world is suffering and our “emerging” designers are decorating dressers with mustaches…
Why mustaches? What are they teaching kids at Sheridan? Is this the difference between design and craft? Craft can ornament till the cows come home but design has more criteria on what it takes to make great furniture.
“The world is suffering” — so maybe we need a little whimsy every now and then?
EZ guys, not all design has to be world changing! Part of designs value is to amuse and entertain, and to bring joy to peoples lives in unexpected ways.
I am all for the supreme values that design can bring into the world but design can be lots of things, from the fun and light to the deadly serious.
Step off the box and let people be creative, without the anxiety of saving the planet.
Judson Beaumont is a Vancouver based furniture maker who make phenomenal, handmade, whimsical furniture in the same vein:
Where can I buy them?!?!
Rob is one of the growing number of OCAD Industrial Design Grads (not Sheridan) working with hand made or batch work to have more freedom to express their own aesthetic. And, yes whimsy was his goal on this one.
However, Rob’s graduate thesis was a lift chair to help the mobility impaired stand without pain or discomfort. So… I suppose that sometimes he is up for alleviating some of the worlds suffering too.
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