15 REASONS WHY EVERYONE SHOULD DESIGN AND BUILD THEIR OWN FURNITURE

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  1. 1.  YOU WILL LEARN INNUMERABLE THINGS ABOUT MATERIALS AND YOURSELF
  2. 2.  YOU WILL GAIN NEW REPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO BUILT THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN
  3. 3.  YOUR PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT WILL BE YOURS, AND NOT LIKE ANYONE ELSES
  4. 4.  YOU WILL BE MORE INTERESTED IN PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTS AND HOW THEY WERE DESIGNED AND BUILT
  5. 5.  YOUR FURNITURE WILL BE SPECIFIC TO YOUR BODY, YOUR SPACE, YOUR NEEDS, AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
  6. 6.  YOU WILL BE MORE FORGIVING AND LESS NEUROTIC ABOUT EXPECTATIONS OF THE WORLD AS YOU CONFRONT YOUR OWN PENCHANT FOR MISTAKES AND FAILINGS
  7. 7.  YOU WILL GAIN THE LOST KNOWLEDGE THAT REAL DESIGN IS RESPONSIVE TO EVERYTHING AND MUST BE LIVED
  8. 8.  YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW AND BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, PHYSICS, ART, AND HISTORY
  9. 9.  YOU WILL REALLY LOOK AT PIECES IN A MUSEUM
  10. 10.  YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO FIX THINGS
  11. 11.  YOU WILL STOP WISHING YOU COULD AFFORD AN EAMES CHAIR
  12. 12.  YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO DO
  13. 13.  YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
  14. 14.  YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
  15. 15.  YOU WILL REALIZE THAT MOST THINGS AREN’T A BIG DEAL

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