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Quotes 17 September 2010

Michele De Lucchi about light

Michele De Lucchi about light

“The thing I love to design the most is lamps. (…) They reflect the times in which they were designed.”

“My most famous design is the Tolomeo, I designed it in 1986 and the success is still growing. Every year we make a new addition to it. I don’t know what the recipe for its success is. Sometimes I try to make ‘the new Tolomeo’ but these designs are usually totally uninteresting.”

Quotes from the talk he did in Flagey in Brussels, yesterday evening which was often funny .

www.micheledelucchi.com (here you can see a picture of Michele De Lucchi, in his spare time a member of ZZ Top).

www.artemide.com (brand where you can find Tolomeo)

www.flagey.be (beautiful building from the late thirties by Joseph Diongre)

Quotes 1 March 2010

Steve Jobs about taste

Great products, according to Mr. Jobs, are triumphs of “taste.” And taste, he explains, is a byproduct of study, observation and being steeped in the culture of the past and present, of “trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then bring those things into what you are doing.”

(source: The New York Times, via ‘The Cool Hunter’, of which I am a fan on Facebook)