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Robin Day Quotes

But I think it's important that things endure.

Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time.

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 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.

I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well; they should function.

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.

I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.

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'm pretty much a vegetarian.

I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time in the arctic and places.

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.

No one ever contributed anything to my designs.

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.

We used to get published a lot. And there was this vodka advertisement... it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.

Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair.

Well, I'd probably go for any work I could get.

You've got to build a career and a practice.