Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Why Design?

Philippe Starck's talk at TED2007 is not what you might expect from the designer of the sleek Louis Ghost chair and the luxe Hotel Mondrian. Rather than play a slideshow of chrome and polycarbonate objets, he just talks, for 17 minutes, about why he works, how he sees the world, and how he wishes humanity to evolve. It's a passionate, funny talk about being fully engaged with life; as Starck puts it: "Nobody is obliged to be a genius, but everybody is obliged to participate."


Shannon said...

Holly, watch Theo Jensen on, I think you'd really like his little animals. It's amazing. Watch it!

Shannon said...