I'm not against vodka - they just asked us. They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka, which of course wasn't true.
I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature.
Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time.
I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
We used to get published a lot. And there was this vodka advertisement... it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.
Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that you have to keep changing things and get something new. I think that's balls - evil. But obviously that's your livelihood.
I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.
But I think it's important that things endure.
I can't climb very seriously now but I was a bit of a freak.
I think and hope there are far more people aware of the need to look after our future.
I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well; they should function.
I'm pretty much a vegetarian.
I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time in the arctic and places.
No one ever contributed anything to my designs.
Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair.
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