Ep. 317 – Melia on Good Design

Architects are known to have a fondness for industrial design and specifically for items that are streamlined, honest and useful. James Melia, founder of Blond, is in my opinion one of the 21st century heirs to the best modernist designers. Not only his work is beautiful, but it’s also smart and purposeful.

His entire business model follows a strict code of conduct of sorts, where he was able to parlay his skills into a position where he can choose to only work with clients that are philosophically and morally aligned with his firm’s. The result is beautiful, award-winning objects that defy conventions.

In this interview we talk about his work, where he came from and where he’s going.

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