What is Good Design?

Architecture & Interiors

Boy ain’t that the question of our generation. Also a good inquiry: what is modern design? They’re both subjects that we try to touch on subtly and obviously on this blog. It’s what drives us to do what we do. It’s what’s behind every one of our decisions when we consider new designers for 2Modern’s catalog of products and designs. These are questions that we think are pretty vital to the world as we know it; if we don’t try to pinpoint good design, how can we encourage it and prevent bad design to invest our lives like weeds? We certainly invite our loyal readers and new folks just dropping in to weigh in on this subject, but first check out an article we found on the Houston Chronicle, “What is good design? Experts weigh in.” The writer poses the question to a number of local Texas design professionals and experts, and we loved reading their answers. It’s a good a day as any to post the question to you fine folks!

What’s good design to you? What’s modern design to you? What do you think about the answers in the article above?

Keep in mind that if you don’t have an answer today, it’s okay. We’ll no doubt pose the question again and again!

Images: Urbancase‘s The Sidebar and Craig Steely

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Crabtree

    Aug 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I truly believe “good design” is a fallacy. All design is valued based on each individual’s opinion and emotion. Design is derived from the right-brain, targets the right-brain and is consumed by the right-brain. The left-brain cannot speak the same language to decipher and evaluate design, good, bad or in-between.
    To further complicate things – design (in any form) evolves by the second, multiplied by every timezone across the globe. The impossible algorithm of qualitative and quantitative variables.

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