Layers by Glas Italia designed by Nendo and launched in Milan this year. 

Layers by Glas Italia designed by Nendo and launched in Milan this year. 

According to Apple's Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive, designers across the disciplines are losing interest in the handmade. 

Opening the Manus x Machina exhibition in New York, he lamented that fewer designers appear interested in detail and how things go together, and went on to describe the important impact his father, a craftsman, has had on his own career.

"With a father who is a fabulous craftsman, I was raised with the fundamental belief that it is only when you personally work with a material with your hands, that you come to understand its true nature, its characteristics, its attributes, and I think – very importantly – its potential."

The exhibition raises interesting questions about the hand and the machine and how they can co-exist. Particularly poignant today as furniture manufacturers balance the artful handmade qualities (and imperfection) in tune with innovative technologies for production.

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