Thursday, January 15, 2009

Design perversity


- turn away from what is right or good;
- obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable, or accepted.

Perversity is essentially optimistic since it requires courage to challenge the obvious and the established, and to believe in chances for the otherwise. "What if?" is really Open Mind 101 - perverse designs start from this active thinking. Does the other way around really make sense? Not necessarily, but why not? The "proper" way is not the only way! Plus, who and what define what is right anyways?

Queen Elizabeth, Tibor Kalman, Colors 4: Race

Moving Forest, NL Architects, "Urban Play" Amsterdam

“Ohrensessel” wing chair, Hannes Grebin

“Perser” carpet, Hannes Grebin

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