I wanted to share this quote with you because it really resonated with me, and I hope it does with you too.
"A well-designed object is able to trigger an emotional response through aesthetics while at the same time, fulfilling its function." ~ Philippe Grohe.
I feel that a good designed object or design, in general, should be a timeless one. The amazing thing about design is that it generates emotions within us; even if we don’t realize it. Design does this through aesthetics. I find this emotional release to be even more empowering when the object or the design is functional as well. A well-designed chair has the ergonomic features that make it comfortable for you to sit in it for hours on end but also complete the look of a space. Whereas a well-designed kitchen looks fabulous and is functional for those busy weekday mornings, dinner parties with the neighbours, or baking on Saturday afternoons. A well designed object or space makes you want to be around that object or in that space and you appreciate the design of it; and therefore creating a timeless effect.
Timelessness = Aesthetic + Function. This is the formula for a seamless design.