Thursday, November 29, 2007

Perfecto Designo

There are certain things which I see as perfect creations. Now do we really have such a thing as a perfect design? A design is a solution to a problem that usually has a measurable criteria and includes different constraints. Now sometimes we don't even have the measurable criteria or aren't aware of it, as is the case in aesthetics, artistic design. Wikipedia has great definitions about design.
What if the problem is to find the shortest path between two points, in that case the design would be a line connecting them, in this case is this a perfect design?
Well I won't get drowned in the idea right now and will leave it for future. The image shown here is a Porsche 911 Carrera, one of these perfectly designed entities that exist. Now why do I think this creation is so well done? Well... maybe because it is not the best in many aspects, Ferraris or Lamborghinis are much better sports cars, stronger, faster ... but it seems like this baby is trying to get the most out of what it has, doesn't have much bells and whistles attached to it and its perfection is something that is outside the normal measurement dimensions that we are used to. Such designs are usually implemented by the subconscious of their designers. Their designers are in love with their designs. Their love transforms into some meanings placed in to their artifacts.
In this specific case, the love of Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche has been behind the story. And lets conclude with two quotes from the master:
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself."
"If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself."


Dan Bonab said...

Other than Porsche 911, if there is anything you need from this side of the world, let me know. Game, music, book, whatever. I guess i'll see you in a few weeks. Cheers.

Amir H. Fassihi said...

That is great news man ... :)
No danesh jan... nothing other than 911 ... you know ;)