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- Cult Objects: The Complete Guide to Having It All (1985) - Deyan Sudjic [FR] [DE] [UK]
Design in the ´80s had been characterized by limited author's series (or
solitaires) of furniture, promoted through a specialized network
of galleries. Furniture pieces became cult objects as a result of medialization using famous designer names. On the other hand, in the case of designing for large-scale production, designers had often been obedient subordinates to marketing and advertisement specialists and superficial effects were preferred to a deeper focus on the very functional characteristics of the product. In the atmosphere of relative economic prosperity, hedonism had prevailed over morals. After a promising start in the previous decade the "humanistic design" had not developed as expected with respect to the civilization needs and only the economic recession in the ´90s revived the interest in the values thereof.
- From Matt Black to Memphis and Back Again (1989) - Deyan Sudjic (editor) [FR] [DE] [UK]
A Blueprint magazine anthology edited by Deyan Sudjic.
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