Design: The Rise of Idiosyncrasy
An article by Alice Rawsthorn in a recent FT Weekend suggests that design is changing. It is leaving the "ornate romanticism" of the early 2000s and we are now witnessing a new cycle in design.
"The new spirit of design is raw, surreal and idiosyncratic… character is what you want from design right now. In our spoilt, saturated consumer culture, we have become bored by the sleek, over-styled interiors we see in television makeovers and car commercials…. we long for objects that are distinctive enough to mean something."