Listen: craft and quality in design — featuring Jean-Paul Haire from Paris
The Fjord group design director from la Ville Lumière talks about feng shui, how “being done is better than being perfect,” and navigating a multitude of languages in the studio and listening to your design teams
This is the third edition of our discussion around craft and quality, this time with Jean-Paul Haire of Fjord Paris. Like our other conversations, this episode covers much ground. We begin by talking about design as a way to find problems (but Jean-Paul cautions against finding solutions too quickly); discomfort being an agent of change; as well as the importance of empathy.
Here are some of the highlights from today’s conversation:
- Growing the Paris studio from 14 to 54
- Feng shui and why order matters
- We must take the risks, must go further, and if failure occurs, it must be something that we can learn from
- How athletes train, musicians practice, and designers work
- The contrasting notions of needing to start somewhere and the danger of solving problems too early
- “Do You Matter” by Robert Brunner (link)
- 2010 film “The Book of Eli” with Denzel Washington
As always, thanks for listening.