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Re: One can alter a design,
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One can alter a design, ()

Brian Holcombe
I tend to agree. I often find that excellent design tends to consider efficiencies in its make. By that I don't necessarily mean that it should be simple or should be especially fast but that it should not consume to excess and that it should take the material properties into great consideration.

It's hard to describe, but when I look at things like excellent Sashimono it becomes clear to me that these are actually the result of aesthetic and efficient process coming together.

I suppose that is why items like the windsor chair remain very popular, even built traditionally, in a modern environment.

A windsor chair, in my eyes, is a marvel of engineering. It uses the properties of wood to its every advantage. It's also very lean in terms of design, they're not especially ornate.

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