No design can exist in isolation. It is always related, sometimes in very complex ways, to an entire constellation of influencing situations and attitudes. What we call a good design is one which achieves integrity – that is, unity or wholeness – in balanced relation to its environment.

— George Nelson

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You don't think your way to creative work. You work your way to creative thinking.

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Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.

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The simple joy of taking an idea into one's own hands and giving it proper form, that's exciting.

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What is the crowning glory of your civilization.

.. the symbol as clear a statement as the pyramids, the Parthenon, the cathedrals? What is this symbol? What is its name? Its name is Junk. Junk is the rusty, lovely, brilliant symbol of the dying years of your time. Junk is your ultimate landscape.

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I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were

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Unless ideas are massaged into reality they evaporate.

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Design is a response to social change.

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Russel Wright was the most responsible for the shift in taste toward modern in the late 1930s.

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