be regarded as being associated with 'good design'. Functional
products perhaps should be expected to be practical and lacking
unnecessary 'flourishes' and such products have appeared frequently
to cater for changes in attitude to technology or social needs.
In 1936 Nicolas Pevsner discussed functional design and resolved,
for his review of architectural styles, that the functional movement
was 'the genuine and legitimate style of the century'. ("
Pioneers of Modern Movement ")
School of Industrial design established in Weimar, Germany
during 1919, promoted design that reflected and even emphasised,
the materials from which products were constructed. Glass,
re-enforced concrete, tubular steel - all came to epitomise 'modernist
design'. Much of what is created today might fit well
into the ranges of products originating in the 1930's and being
continued through those developed during the 1950's and