Source: “The Craftsman” – Richard Sennett

My father was a carpenter and woodworker, as were both my grandfathers. I grew up in the wood workshop and have been tinkering my whole life.

No wonder that I feel that thinking cannot be separated from making – and the dialogue between the hands and the brain is what shapes my work. Even though nowadays I spend most of my working life on an office chair looking at a computer monitor I still feel the same.

So the notion of craftmanship is central to how I see myself as a designer. I don’t ‘sketch’ so much as that I ‘shape’ or ‘sculpt’.

To be continued.

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