Los diseñadores en Chile Designers in Chile ARQ
Ought the final product to bear the trademark
of the designer? Of the research office?
In some cases, one may seem appropriate. In some
cases, the other, and certainly in some cases both.
What is the relation of design to the world of
fashion (current trends)?
The objects of fashion have usually been designed
with the particular constraints of fashion in mind.
Is design ephemeral?
Some needs are ephemeral. Most designs are
Ought it to tend towards the ephemeral or
Those needs and designs that have a more
universal quality will tend toward permanence.
To whom does design address itself: to the
greatest number (the masses)? to the specialists
or the enlightened amateur? To a privileged
To the need.
Can public action aid the advancement of
The proper public action can advance most
After having answered all these questions,
do you feel yau have been able to practice
the profession of “design” under satisfactory
conditions, or even optimum conditions?
Have you been forced to accept compromises?
I have never been forced to accept compromises
but y have willingly accepted constraints.
What do you feel is the primary condition for
the practice of design and its propagation?
Recognition of the need.
What is the future of design?
What is your definition of “design?”
A plan for arranging elements in such a way as to
best accomplish a particular purpose.
Is design an expression of art (an art form)?
The design is an expression of the purpose.
It may (if it is good enough) later be judged
Is design a craft for industrial purposes?
No— but design may be a solution to some
What are the boundaries of design?
What are the boundaries of problems?
Is design a discipline that concerns itself with
only one part of the environment?
It is a method of general expression?
No— it is a method of action.
Is design a creation of an individual?
No— because to