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Saxon Henry

I often wonder if I came out of the womb thinking about how the design of our homes makes an impact on our lives. I love visionary design and I love the feeling a wonderfully composed room provides the senses. This doesn't mean &quot;perfectly&quot; composed or &quot;put together.&quot;&nbsp;It means a room that evokes the feelings of comfort, ease and repose. I think it takes a unique talent to create spaces that have this essentialness. As a design journalist, I have seen my fair share of homes so I feel I can be so bold as to say that I have enough experience to judge.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I spend a great deal of time thinking about harmony, especially given all that is challenging in the world right now. I think harmony is a great underpinning of accessible and beautiful design. During an interview with furniture manufacturer Giulio Cappellini, I asked him about a comment he once made that it is his responsibility to make designers dream. &quot;It is important to find a perfect feeling between myself and the designer,&quot; he explained. &quot;You can work for a long period of time on a project with the aim of creating a good product only if you have the right harmony.&quot;<br /> <br /> I&nbsp;also asked Mr. Cappellini what, if anything, he would change about his profession. &quot;I would try and make products that are closer to the public's requirements and that can also make them dream,&quot; he answered. Shouldn't we all be so lucky as to have homes filled with only things that make us dream?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I regularly publish interviews with amazing designers on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.designcommotion.com" target="_blank">DesignCommotion.com</a>, my <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.designcommotion.com" target="_blank">ezine</a>. Stop by and take a look sometime...<br /> <br /> You can also find me at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://saxonhenry.wordpress.com" target="_blank">saxonhenry.wordpress.com</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://designcommotion.wordpress.com" target="_blank">designcommotion.wordpress.com</a>

Stories by Saxon Henry

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