Timeless Design: Future Perfect

This article compiles expert designers’ opinion on timeless designs. They discuss on products becoming classics and timeless because these artifacts respond better to technological, social and cultural factors, remaining in the memories and preferences of consumers. My take is that timeless is subjective because as artifacts mediate between technology and society/culture, they should evolve and enable user growth. Timeless design is one that can be tailored  to the social and cultural aspirations and technological changes  on time,  remaining as favorite and desired.

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-Ana Maria


One thought on “Timeless Design: Future Perfect

  1. Courtney

    I do not really believe in timeless design either. I think that some designs seem timeless because of the era and the type of culture they are viewed in. For an example, retro and reusing or re appreciating older designs is very trendy right now, but that might not be the case in 30 years. So those designs we once thought of as “timeless” really did have a time limit. However, there is definitely something to be said about good design, there are some things that will never loose their value as a well-rounded design because, well, they are beautiful. Of course this is subjective, but there is no denying a beautiful design, you may not love it, it may not be “perfect” but there is nothing really wrong about it. But, as time goes on, the appreciation for these designs (such as the Wassily chair) may falter or grow stronger, depending on what is popular.


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