Letters: Apr. 10, 2000

THE REBIRTH OF DESIGN

The redesigning of America is not likely to stop with the objects highlighted in your cover story [DESIGN, March 20]. The consumer will have to remodel the kitchen to accept new gadgets. We'll have to reinvent a nail for the elegant hammer and prepare attractive trash for the see-through wastebasket. We architects designed buildings based on such concepts as "form follows function," "organic architecture" and "less is more." Now industrial designers are coining terms like "blobjects," "commodity chic" and "cutensils" by creating items to match. Kudos to them. CLEMENT R. PRABAKARAN Sterling Heights, Mich.

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