How do you think about the cost of a product and that product's value? Is it something you think about at all? Recent comments about a felt computer mouse reminded Chris Tackett, TreeHugger's Social Media Editor, of a similar discussion that emerged around the Eames Lounger.
The question that came up both times is simple but compelling: Does expensive design suggest that green products are only for the rich?TreeHugger Design Columnist Lloyd Alter explains that, while some designs may be prohibitively expensive, they are not signs of an elitist mentality. Instead, they are part of a long standing tradition of design based on value, which the "Ikea-ization" of the industry has to a large extent diminished.
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