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Good Design

by Grace Bonney

Friday already! It has been so much fun guest-blogging for Design Sponge this week, thanks again to Grace for giving me the opportunity. I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated all of the positive feedback I have received. I hope you’ll continue to check in with me over at Looks Good To Me. I will get back to posting after I return from my trip to Portland next week!

Good design is all about good lines. This holds true across all aspects of design: architecture, home, fashion, graphic design, etc. So much of the overall appeal of a piece comes down to the beauty of the lines that define its shape and form.

For today I decided to draw comparisons between examples great design that are both new and old, I began by collecting some of my favorite, iconic chair designs.
The lines seen in the chairs are instantly recognizable to design buffs and I am always inspired by how modern they look even though some of them have been around for decades. With the chairs, I am pairing some great looks from the Fall ready-to-wear collections that echo the classic lines and shapes of the chairs. All in basic black of course, fashion’s favorite color.

Dress by Herve Leger, Panton Chair by Verner Panton

Dress by Parker, Chair Chair by Blu Dot

CLICK HERE for 2 more “good design” combos after the jump!

Dress by Nathan Jenden, Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Dress by McQ by Alexander McQueen, Diamond Lounge Chair by Harry Bertoia

This week I have been talking about the crossover between fashion and the rest of the design world. This post is about good design being just that, good design. No matter what shape or size it comes in.

Have a good weekend everybody! Thanks again Grace!

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