There are plenty of places to see functional things. Just look in your home, your kitchen, look at your appliances, look at the car you drive. Chances are, everything you own is very functional, but are these things you own beautiful?
Modernism, the most influential movement of the last century, is based on the primary tenet that the articulation of form should always be derived from the programmatic dictates of the object being designed. In short, form follows function. Form follows function does not mean that design ends at function. That once the designer achieves functionality the design process finishes and the product is complete.
We’ve created this site to highlight those rare examples where form shines. Where the designer has paid attention to form and made it as or nearly as important as function. We will also poke fun and feature objects where form has surpassed functionality, usually ending in utter failure.