Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saville on Richard Hamilton's Toaster

Peter Saville on Richard Hamilton

In a magazine I've long since misplaced Peter Saville revealed Richard Hamilton's 'Toaster' as influencing him, and Tate now have a video in a similar vein.


What Hamilton did with this work for me was to reflect how Dieter Ramms, Otl Aicher, Hans Gugelot and others at BRAUN made the world we live in today (well at least influenced many of the better designed bits of it anyway). Of course there are all sorts of questions about the divisions between, and the co-adoptions of, fine-art, design and engineering at play here, but I'll leave it to others to talk that over.