The creation of contemporary concepts requires the fearlessness to reinvent, reuse and revolutionize towards sustainable structrual systems.
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A Sustainable Hierachy
What is formgiving?
In order to be able to remotely answer the question, you need to take a step back and change perspective since design is a subject too narrow to be under its own introspection in this case.
The perspective we need to adopt is one of far greater scope, and with a focal point that can adress major topics such as cultivation of the arts, sustainability of structures and highly ambitious executions. We need to look upon the time we live in and ask ourselves what function we have as people – people living in this era, people listening to the prophets of the past and people passing on stories to the next generations. Because however narrow a subject design may be, it plays a very important part for all the people that comes into contact with it.
In retrospect, looking back at the works that have been most important for the circle of graphic designers, is undoubtedly also works that have had an enormous impact on the cultural society as a whole; from the abstraction of the universal language of proportions, planes and color by Piet Mondrian to the relentless structural precision by Ludwig Mies van de Rohe. The inspiration that these elders have been able to pass through generations does not come from style – but by a greater understanding of the underlying hierarchy of things. Consequently, the works that are considered almost religion in status for architects and designers today have emerged from extremely deliberate questions, and are not the results of an artistic expression.
When deconstructing the projects that still invigorate and inspire people today reveal a truth that might be easier to agree with today, more than any time before – and that is the truth and importance of true timelessness. Because true timelessness doesn’t weigh against obsoletion, and is resilient to trends, opinions and wear.
Timeless is the most valuable property something can inherit, and while it is easy to see how timeless and sustainable fit together, it’s important to realise that neither should come as requirements in any work, nor be an afterthought. Timelessness – and its sustainable values – comes from asking the right questions, devouring every and any problem and transforming all the knowledge gathered in the process to a product that is sustainable at its core through its ability to live through generations.
Conceptions of Proportions