Kairo Chair

About the work Rashid responds, “the arched simple cuts from the chair were inspired a recent trip to Egypt where I saw the eye shapes everywhere from ancient double curved stools…to the basic lines found in the hieroglyphics.”

In today’s marketplace where the bottom line matters and design’s value must be accountable and measurable, it is amazing to hear that the artistic values of inspiration (even if it is lightweight) and a form for form’s sake stance can still find an audience. Pretty piece and apparently free of discussion around the end user, ergonomics, marketing evaluations, and research into the appropriate materials for a modern world.

Curious what the CDR readers think of the old design model where the designer is an artist versus the design/business dialogue favoured today.

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