AT Chicago's post today about Tim Lott's "Disillusion with Design" seems to chime in with a recent report that designer Philippe Starck feels a similar sentiment. According to a report of a recent interview, he "apologizes for the waste his design career has caused"... and "... I will definitely give up in two years time..."
"In an article in Die Zeit Philippe Starck apologizes for the waste his design career has caused. Reportedly he says:
"I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact.Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years' time. I want to do something else, but I don't know what yet. I want to find a new way of expressing myself …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant."
Here is Mocoloco's editorial take on it. What do you guys think?