“To design is to plan and to organize, to order, to relate and to control. In short it embraces all means of opposing disorder and accident. Therefore it signifies a human need and qualifies man’s thinking and doing.”
“For design is about the making of things: things that are memorable and have presence in the world of the mind. It makes demands upon our ability both to consolidate information as knowledge and to deploy it imaginatively to creative purpose in the pursuit of fresh information.”
“The essential function of our profession [design] in our society is to enhance and cultivate communications toward an easier understanding of ideas and complex problems, in the shortest possible time for higher visual and auditory retention of data.”
“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.”
Visit: At the suggestion of Peter Miller we attended the opening reception of an exhibition at the offices of Suyama, Peterson, Degouchi, where we met with George Suyama.
Discoveries: The firm operates an architectural practice, but also designates some of their renovated industrial space for use as an art gallery (installation art) and as a showroom for their own furniture as well as locally designed items:
"Driven by the limited choices with the current offerings of furniture and fixture manufacturers we provide an alternative that is designed by architects and crafted by local artisans. This includes, but is not limited to, everything from high-quality concrete sinks and pavers to steel lamps and tables, Our emphasis is on hand-made objects and one-of-a-kind finds gathered during extensive travel throughout Europe and Asia."