I believe that design should always be functional and good design will follow with form. Furniture throughout time has met a need for a certain purpose, Egyptians used a stool as we use a folding chair. But essentially furniture throughout history has been a sign of opulence & splendour, static status symbol of a class that owned lands & rarely moved. We can buy furniture that is less expensive and ships flat but over time these break. My desire is to design and build beautiful strong furniture that encourages the movement of people. As designers we have a responsibility to throw less away and make do more with what we have and uncluttered personal freedom becomes the goal, rather than an object~laden showplace. Where we can have more by owning less.