In response to “Class War and Furniture Making”

I received this email yesterday and wanted to share it with you:


I received your e- mail a couple of days ago but had to mull on it a while as it struck a nerve with me,grrrrr it seems to me the pompous sender of your e- mail needs to get his head out of his backside and take a look at the real world,I am a WOODY and proud of it,I make whatever people ask of me and do my utmost to understand what they want,sure I have to guide them sometimes as what they want defies the laws of what is possible for how much they want to pay,I will design what they want and collaborate with them until they are happy,this said I do not consider myself a designer,to me design is just a means to an end ,the finished piece,I know the two are inextricably linked and there you have it, if you cant make,how can you design? at least without someone ironing out all the bugs for you,dont get me wrong designers have their place I am all in favour of new ideas and innovation but they should also learn what is possible in a practical sense,If they dont make it how can they claim the credit for it? beats me ,I applaud your views on this subject and sincerely hope more “designers” take note of them

cheers Peter

…and my response…

Hi Peter
That bastard struck a nerve with me too, Thank you for your support.

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