What is the crowning glory of your civilization . . .
the symbol as clear a statement as the pyramids,
the Parthenon, the cathedrals? What is this symbol?
What is its name? Its name is Junk.
Junk is the rusty, lovely, brilliant symbol of the dying years of your time.
Junk is your ultimate landscape.
—George Nelson (1908-1986; considered to be a founding father of American Modernism), at the International Design Conference in Aspen, 1965
I am resolving to try and de-junk and de-clutter my life so that beauty is my ultimate landscape . . .
Some of George Nelson's Designs from the AIGA web site:
Nelson's first furniture collection for Herman Miller, totalling approximately 80 pieces, debuted in 1946.