Now I see what we are responding to.
Eli sort of posted a commentary on the blog not specific to this "rant" as JL aknowledges but it does address the caveat of the uninformed teaching the uninformed. The link is here: http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/content ... er-effect/
Specific to furniture design.......this is also at issue, (Bruce has edited one of my written pieces) to rationalize, I looked to the generational change we are going through and the mediocrity it produces.
What I believe has changed the game and opened up "design" to more disciplines than the traditional "industrial design" is the phrase that the intent of design is to "solve problems". The scope of the "problem solving boundaries" has been widened to include new disciplines.
It is no different for furniture design. The same "Designer" who designs the seating in a new Dubai hotel also designed the blow molded shampoo bottle we see in for instance Target retail outlets. I have no problem with this pertaining to furniture design, this is just another change we go through. I do have a problem when the uninformed do not "think" to investigate where furniture design is going and continue to preach of yesterday, hence continuing to lead followers into an uninformed furniture design arena.
Going through a phase now of trying to figure out where the Furniture Design topic is going. Then you see a topic like this or T-Pod questioning a bit about Krenov and I feel we have it open enough to more thoughtful discussion. I know we need to drop back a bit and delve in basics once in a while. BUT---- I sure do appreciate what you guys bring to the table.