"There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!"
Belgian born American designer Diane von Fürstenberg has spent her life creating pieces to wear that are functional as well as beautiful. In the quote above, she’s reminded us that “good design is total harmony” and that the union of both function and art is paramount. Is making art mostly suffering to you? Her thoughts on the balance between suffering and beauty in art are interesting, please share your thoughts in the comments below.