Style Conscious or Style Conscience? that is the question.
Product design has traditionally been very focused on function, in that aesthetics (in the sense of style for style sake) had a limited influence. But since the turn of the century the art world has placed an increasing value on the work of product designers. In particular product designer Mark Newson whose Lockheed Lounge chair recently became the highest priced item made by a living designer sold at auction.
Article: Style Conscious or Style Conscience?