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The meaning behind the Object

Michele De Lucchi

Making sense of things. This has always been my major concern and what drives me in my professional life. Mine is a quest for meaning, regardless of whether the object is large or small, viewed from inside or out, standing in space or creating space. Civilisation has developed in such a way that we now make a clear, simple distinction between crafted and industrially produced objects, between hand- or machine-made things. The distinction has added much to the world of objects. It encourages appreciation of craftsmanship and admiration for the perfection and geometric rigueur achieved by a machine. It has heightened our ability to perceive sensitivity, rationality, emotions and reasoning. This is what drives the world. It is what gives value and quality to feelings and understanding, to our desire to know and satisfaction in discovery. We will never be bound exclusively by either...

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