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Can Responsible Design Also Be Desirable? The New York Times

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by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Aug 08, 2011

Philippe Starck's Zartan chair. Responsibly designed, yes. But desirable? What does it really mean to have an "environmentally responsible" design? While most designers would probably confess that, y




 

 

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Philippe Starck's Zartan chair. Responsibly designed, yes. But desirable?

What does it really mean to have an "environmentally responsible" design? While most designers would probably confess that, yes, design should be environmentally conscious, you're likely to get a whole host of answers on what that actually means in practice. The New York Times explored this issue further by examining three groups of designs they deemed 1) environmentally responsible but not desirable, 2) desirable but not environmentally conscious, and 3) both desirable and environmentally-conscious. Here's what they discovered:



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