Does design get the respect it deserves?

James Zemaitis I think that design gets almost more respect than it deserves in the current kind of journalistic climate. I find that what’s fascinating is that again, to put it from a market perspective, I think that design probably gets more page coverage, more printed word matter per week, per month, in the New York Times and in other major media outlets than practically any other aspect of the art market; with the exception of contemporary art and the big blue chip ticket impressionist art market. Compared to other areas of decorative arts, design is constantly being written about. I feel as though everything else in decorative arts get consigned to the antiques column of, you know, once a week appearing in the New York Times; or you know the “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS. It becomes more about, “My grandma found this great table. What’s it worth?” But design, you know it’s so much more covered really.

Recorded on: 1/30/08

 

 

 

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