Piero Fornasetti

“The return of decoration, specifically the embellishment of surface, has been one of the most conspicuous characteristics of design in the last decade (being the 1980’s). This tendency represents a distinctly anti-modernist stance, rejecting previously inviolable prohibitions against ornament, historical naturalistic reference, and non-functional form…” Piero Fornasetti

It’s an interesting observation. As you may have noticed from my other quotes i’m a bit of a traditionalist in heart. However as a woody in todays society it pays (,in dollars to,) to be flexable in what you design and produce. At the end of the day you have to eat and pay the bills.

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2 Responses to “Piero Fornasetti”


  1. 1 Joey August 2, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Thats the hardest thing about doing woodworking for a living. if your a mechanic at it it’s no problem, but if your creative and artistic it becomes a struggle between chasing the dollar and creating your designs and risk going broke.
    Joey
    http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

  2. 2 Adam Evans August 4, 2008 at 5:32 am

    How true. now we also have to account time in virtual space as well….. for example blogging take time out of ones day, as does doing emails etc
    Life’s busy for the designer/maker.


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