So ubiquitous is planned obsolescence that products designed to last for decades seem almost unreal these days. I was staggered to learn that British designer Jake Dyson‘s new LED task light CSYS will shine for 37 years before its LED chips need replacing – even when it’s used for 12 hours per day.
I interviewed Jake recently for Indesignlive.asia at Space Furniture in Singapore, where he was launching CSYS. Read the full story here.
The stars seem to have aligned for Jake in terms of creating the conditions in which he can deeply investigate and push an engineering-led design practice. It’s a good thing. His dedication to sensible innovation has the potential to shake up those with complacent design habits and benefit us all.
Thanks for your time Jake!