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In the interior design industry, the value of
original goods shouldn’t be taken for granted.
By Primo Orpilla | Photography By Oh Happy Dawn
I’m often asked for my definition of “good design.” Like design itself, the answer to that question changes constantly. When I first started in this industry 30 years ago, good design was all about efficiency—getting func- tion out of a space by arranging its occupants in tidy, reproducible patterns. When tech came along with its “question everything” culture, good design
became more focused on meeting individual needs—the need for comfort, for
self-expression, for really good coffee somewhere nearby.
Today, I think good design has evolved into a broader concept of community,
an environment that functions as a healthy and meaningful ecosystem. Through