Quote of the Day: Harry Wakefield on Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, who has designed the half of all the stuff in the world that Karim Rashid didn't, is feeling guilty about it. He told Die Zeit: “I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time."

Harry Wakefield of MocoLoco has better advice:

"Why don't you devote that substantial talent and media savvy of yours to making stuff that's smarter, more sustainable, and dare we say it, cool, in that gotta have it, materialistic way you know so well. Or is this really about clients who aren't quite ready to make the big changes required to create the smarter, more sustainable, cool design? Greenwashing got you down? It's not going to be easy. The world's top two most populous countries are now getting a taste for said stuff, so we're gonna make a lot more of it, most of it instantly disposable. You of all people could make a difference. Step up to the profession that served you so well, montre nous l'amour pour la planète Philippe." ::Mocoloco

See Treehugger: Phillipe Starck on the Role of Design , Philippe Starck on "Why Design?" at TED and Icon Chair by Philipe Starck