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What New Barneys Creative Director Dennis Freedman Says About Design:

"There is a fundamental difference between art and design. Art by its very definition is unconditional; there are no constraints. Design, on the other hand, begins with function...My first interest was Italian Radical design from the late 1960s through the early 1970s, a time of intense political and cultural debate. The work from that period inspires any collection to this day....What was once considered irrelevant and banal was now celebrated. The rules were rewritten." [From Collecting Design by Adam Lindeman, Taschen 2010]