"enduring design is like good poetry ... the most said with the minimum use of words. In the case of physical design, this means the revealing of a story through the language that is inherent in materials."
View James L. Cutler's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left.
timeless design objects
The broom: “It is endemic to almost all cultures. It is fitted to the human anatomy (handle) and to the task (cleaning).”
A hornet’s nest: “Hornets’ nests are beautiful in that they are made from paper out of oxidized wood, created by animals.”
Chambered nautilus: “It is believed that the interior spiral of the chambered nautilus forms the Fibonacci sequence.”