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’60s design: “In those days you had great designers like Joe Columbo or Verner Panton, and then this whole iconography around it that you could see in A Clockwork Orange or 2001: A Space Odyssey. There was this incredible optimism at the time, an incredible freedom, where we thought anything could be had or could be made. I think it’s a good attitude. Of course it doesn’t mean you need to be as wasteful as we were back then, but the optimism I liked. After the oil crisis in '73, you had to make everything from wood again instead of plastic; every time there’s a crisis you go back to old, solid values and become much less explorative.” Above: The Ribbon chair by Pierre Paulin