Design. The dictionary defines it as “to conceive or execute a plan”, “to create, fashion or construct”. Singaporean fashion designer Wykidd Song succinctly explained it in one sentence, when we asked him about his design methodology: “Design is supposed to create a solution to a problem.” That aptly sums up what it means to design.
The look, feel and experience of a product can vary from person to person, and what one gent admires, another may disdain. But if the design solves a problem, it has achieved its goal. The aesthetics is something else entirely. That’s why in this issue, our creative editorial team has sought out powerful designs, be it furniture, product, architecture, fashion, timepieces or everything else. Some are extreme, some are universally admired, and others are simply eclectic. But they are definitely interesting in style and nature.
Check out our design issue this month, out on the iPad, or on the print edition.