“Compared to buying cheap you only cry once when buying quality!”
Why the ‘no matter the price’? Because price doesn’t matter, it can be high or low, the money that matters is the value you get for the money – value is the core of all things that matter.
Classic interior design is to me something you know is worth paying for or can predict to rise in value, it’s like art. Nevertheless interior design compared to art should be able to use – f r e q u e n t l y. Both should be able to fit in different environments, because you sometimes move and mix them with different styles. They should be nice to look at. And of course interior design should, in a reasonable era, be timeless. Piracy might be a problem if you aren’t careful, but normally no one copies it correct – it takes to much effort and costs too much. You know what? Some will even be delivered with a serial number so you know if they are ok or not.
PK22 by Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Used Classic interior design, more known as vintage not second hand, can be traded to about half of the price you would pay for a new one. If you have a numbered from a certain edition (normally the first edition/’s) you can trade it for more than the price for a new.
So, don’t I love Ikea? Yes, I do love Ikea but Ikea furniture’s are with some really lovely exceptions are normally not created with the best touch, often they are some inches to high or low, wide or thin. (I’ve noticed some things are produced thinner on purpose to not fit in to common standards, might be a patent issue behind this... Oh, the server doesn’t fit the standard rack…) They are not produced to last for ages. And please, do try to take Ikea furniture’s a part or move them. I promise quite many of them won’t look the same. They are renowned, have excellent support and bring value, but - Ikea creates furniture’s, not timeless classic interior design. (Sorry but when writing; I’m starting to think about public clouds…)
Mirror originally by Jacques Adnet w Hermes and now for Gubi (Not a public cloud…) Delivered with a suitable screw so it will be a complete and nice solution - value.
Classic interior design is an investment in quality and value, my type of value in life. When tired of it I can trade it away without a big loss. Classic interior design is like a reliable IT environment delivered by a trusted vendor; if something fails I know I can call to get support or the thing replaced. It can be a long relationship where versions will be replaced (trading) to fulfill value to your core business over time.
Y-chair (CH24) by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
“Wegner has been described as the “chair-maker of chair-makers” and certainly few other designers have consistently produced such high-quality designs. The “Y” chair, sometimes known as the “Wishbone”, is Wegner’s most commercially successful design.”
There is no such thing as shortcut’s to bring good quality and value. You earn it by satisfied customers and good reputation.
You might say snobbish. I say; awareness. You should choose wisely when choosing your IT solution, products and services.
You might say greasy. I say; give good vendors and service providers a big thank you for once in a while – they're worth it. Thank you Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, EMC, HP, IBM and all other who bring joy and value to my mind and life.
Like a colleague of mine once said: “Compared to buying cheap you only cry once when buying quality!”
What’s value to you? I'm quite sure you have something that brings value to you and that you want it to work more than just ok.
Be aware and sit nice.