ABOUT SLOW DESIGN
Created in 2004 by Hughes Zindel the concept of Slow Design seduces contemporary creators and designers. The English academic Alastair Fuad-Luke then warns us about how we consume and how to improve our daily life and proposes to slow down to live better. It is a concept that goes beyond Eco-Design by adding the notion of slowness and meditation placing the human at the center of everything. It therefore breaks the notion of consumerism and places human balance at the center of its environment in a sustainable and responsible manner by the quality and satisfaction of a real need. The values of Slow Design go through unique creations or limited editions, which oppose the standardization of decoration in “fast” production cycles, by the simplification of lines and ergonomic concepts, by the use of materials from sustainable development, by promoting traditional crafts and techniques. The concept is based on eight interconnected themes such as: tradition, ritual, empiricism, slowness, open source (access for all), technology, eco-efficiency and evolution. Between art and craft, the concept is opposed to globalizing production. This is the doctrine of Slow Design Ltd.