Is authenticity in design dead? A Herman Miller Insight Group Debate

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For our third Insight Group debate, we go back to our roots as we explore the idea of original design.

Is there even any such thing as an original idea in today’s world or have we become such a collaborative species that we lack the ability to come up with anything truly new?
How much does it really even matter whether a piece of art, a consumer product or even a service is a unique concept?

If it works and feels the same as the original, and has the same standard of quality, does it matter where the concept originated?

Joining us to discuss this topic we have the following design experts:

· Alex Newson – Curator at the Design Museum
· Simon Poett – Creative Director at Tribal DDB London
· Alan Dye – Partner and Creative Director at NB Studio
· Laura Lees – Embroidery Designer

RSVP by emailing hminsightgroup@hermanmiller.com 

Date: Wednesday 28th November
Location: Herman Miller National Design Centre, 61 Aldwych, London. WC2 4AE
Arrive: 6pm for drinks and canapés
Debate: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Networking: 7.30pm onwards
We look forward to seeing you there

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One Response to Is authenticity in design dead? A Herman Miller Insight Group Debate

  1. Jo Radcliffe says:

    If it works and feels the same as the original, and has the same standard of quality, does it matter where the concept originated? I like to think yes. At least with some things. On a purely practical level, the answer would have to be no. But we are humans and not all can be rationalised. With beautiful design and works of art I feel that there is something (a lot) of the creator in there and wouldn’t that got lost if it’s replica and doesn’t carry with it the creator’s blessing for want of a better word? it’s got me thinking though, and look forward to hearing more at the even next week.

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