As you will have gathered from the title, this blog is all about what defines ‘great’ design. To be honest with you, I am not entirely sure what I would class as ‘great’ design. My passion for the environment definitely has a strong influence over my views. However, I will try my best not to let this blog just become a rant about how everything we create eventually ends up in landfill or even worse the oceans!! But I do believe it is a very important and relevant issue to explore when looking at the design of an object.
My biggest dilemma is my concern about the negative impact that the creation of unnecessary products is having on our planet, versus my love for beautiful, hand-crafted objects that may not have an obvious function but bring joy to people.
I think there’s a tricky balance between only buying products you really need and occasionally treating yourself to objects that bring you joy. I believe you’re allowed to enjoy life, just don’t be excessive in your consumption of the earth’s precious resources.
As you can probably tell, I have conflicted views… I am hoping throughout this blog I will come to some sort of conclusion on what I view as ‘great’ design.