Ettore Sottsass: “Architecture for People”

It’s not exactly new, but this blog is and it’s new to me, so I deem it postworthy. Metropolis Magazine has a great interview with Ettore Sottsass. From the interview:

Italian design was started by architects. We were looking outside, so it was totally theoretical. It’s like talking about women when you’re, I don’t know, 19 years old. But in some ways that was a strength, because the architecture profession deals with society. And design until then dealt with industry, not with society. So architects, intellectual architects, placed great hope in design as a way to remake society.