Dieter Rams once described his design approach with the phrase “Weniger, aber besser.” which translates to “Less, but better.”
It’s a simple philosophy we need to remind ourselves of.
We’re really happy with the filing cabinets we found by Jean Nouvel at the Queen West Antique Market. They were $150 each, and couldn’t have fit into the office any better.
If you’re saying, “Oh! I wish I would’ve known about those cabinets!” Well, then you really should consider adding us to your Twitter! One of our followers did nab one after we posted a quickie photo.
“A complete modular system built with simple, linear, clean-lined elements. Functional. Forms pared down to pure sign. Essential volumes that design the contemporary office space. Noiseless, disembodied presences that define with rigourous simplicity a sober, rational, authoritative…rhetoric-free work environment. A cityscape delineated by slender architectonic structures.”
I like words like “sober” and “authoritative” when describing our office furniture.
I ordered a Naoto Fukasawa cd player for the office. We even got out our old CDs from storage to listen to while we’re working away.
The CD player follows Naoto Fukasawa’s ethos of design “without thought”. The simple CD player whose form mimics a ventilation fan as it spins its exposed compact disc. Distilled into its most minimal form, the CD player works for people without vision since the player consists of a single speaker, no cover, a vertical power cord, and no digital displays. And yes, it actually sounds good!
It’s great that it’s looking a lot more polished, but there is still a lot of things to do!