Happy New Year!
Each year in January, we have the opportunity for a fresh start; and this, of course, engenders myriad hopeful resolutions — both personal and professional. For the design community, it’s a chance to reflect on our creative work during the prior year, and re-focus on our design goals for the next.
We asked our guest designers to share their 2012 resolutions. What are yours?
I hope to engage local universities with interior design programs in mentoring young furniture designers by creating an internship that actively engages students into our furniture design process.
Also — I continue to hand-draw my designs and turn my drawings over to my staff to create our CAD drawings. I am determined to learn this software in 2012.
Keep it (even more) simple:
As I head into the New Year I am resolved to keep everything in my life more simple. My desk, my conversations, my agenda, my designing. Why? Because there is clarity in simplicity and I think that is something we can all use when starting out again, fresh, at the New Year.
Evolve my color palette:
I have always loved soft, faded colors. I believe this comes from living in Southern California where the light is clear and constant and illuminates subtlety. But as I do more painting I am coming to love the true, clear and saturated hues that Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red can produce, and want to see how I can bring them into my philosophy of subtle design.
I’m determined to finish some personal design projects (started long before 2011!) and to work in collaboration with other artists, like creating the perfect set design for a friend’s one-woman show. And this year, more than ever, I’m committed to making more art for art’s sake.
Whether it’s a door handle or a building, I’m resolved to work at full scale this coming year.
As for Baker, we resolve to continue to create the best American-made furniture, with the highest quality in design, materials, craftsmanship and finish. And we’re excited to reveal our new designs to come!
Tell us: What are your design resolutions for 2012?