Allan Wexler Allan Wexler Explores Efficiency, Community

San Francisco Chronicle Mar 14, 2017

"Allan Wexler’s new book, “Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design,” is mistitled. Most of the projects described in this heavy tome — thickly packed with photographs, texts and, above all, original ideas — are extremely sensible. With the emphasis on the extreme.

Why, for example, if an umbrella sheds rain in one orientation, can’t it be used to collect water when turned upside down? Need communal seating on a steeply sloped floor? Don’t change the floor, change the seats and tables to serve the need by trimming legs here, propping there — or live with tilted tables but shim the dinnerware"

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