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Necessary and useful design should be beautiful

“Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” - Design House Stockholm

“Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” – Design House Stockholm

This quote is the philosophy of the design company Design House Stockholm. The quote was most recently mentioned as echoing Daniel Burka’s design philosophy, and has also been cited in Joshua Porter’s article “The Shaker Design Philosphy.”