Visual Pollutants And Aesthetic Proliferation
Renowned designer David Carlson says design, as we know it, needs a huge overhaul.
Noted Swedish designer and strategist David Carlson has released his new trend report called Time To Rethink Design. The report argues that “design has degenerated into a state of aesthetic proliferation” that, combined with our obsession for newness, has resulted in poorly designed products made with unfriendly materials and artifacts and solutions that are either discarded quickly or are unwanted in the first place.
Carlson says that there is a general lack of respect for the well tried, trusted and workable objects, and questions why such products can’t be left untampered: