BRIDGE CLUB : What is sustainable? Durability

knife jasper morrisonStefano discussed the notion of emotional durability proposed by Professor Jonathan Chapman. Can you design into objects a desire to keep them for longer, and remove the need to constantly update and replace them? He brought a Jasper Morrison knife. The material, stainless steel is durable, it is  functional, used everyday, of classic design so potentially will be kept for a lifetime and can be handed on to future generations. See video on Emotionally durable design

Jasper Morrisons  elaborates on his approach to design in an essay on the concept of the ‘super normal’  and in his book Super Normal
:Sensations of the OrdinaryJasper Morrison & Naoto Fukasawa
 2007 
Published by Lars Muller.

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