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Design: An Evolution of Style Continued

Joe D'Urso's design philosophy over nearly 50 years

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What can be said about the evolution of one man’s design style in a few words?  Joe D’Urso has been designing for nearly 50 years.  He began his career assisting one of the design masters of the 20th century, Ward Bennett with whom he championed the “total design approach” philosophy for which they are both famous.

Joe began his own journey as an interior designer in 1967 and in no uncertain terms established – and brought to the forefront – a new minimal movement almost singlehandedly.  Though there were others like him (before and after) who espoused the vernacular of the “High Tech” vocabulary, he was it’s captain.  He has said that it was not a movement but a response to seeking out products of good design that did not pander to sentimentality.

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