The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?

— Charles Eames

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Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

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Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

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Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

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The details are not the details. They make the design.

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Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?

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The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

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To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.

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It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.

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Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.

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Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

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