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The New York Times on Slow Design

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Slow Design
Ever since I live in Italy, I have always seen the Slow Food movement as one of Italy’s most interesting innovations of the last decades. In late 2006, they started developing a Slow Design concept – that I also interviewed a Slow Food spokesperson about.

The New York Times has now delved into the issue:

“Slow [Design …] is run on the tenets of the Slow Food movement, which essentially challenges one to use local ingredients harvested and put together in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Above all it emphasizes slowness in the creation and consumption of products as a corrective to the frenetic pace of 21st-century life. “Good, clean and fair” is the Slow Food credo, and it has — rather slowly — begun to make its way out of the kitchen and into the rest of the house.”

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