When creativity overtakes function, seldom a viable solution results.

Previously, I posted my opinion on why creativity should solve a problem and not just be interesting to interesting’s sake. I think it’s highly important to always be aware that something that’s more “creative” isn’t always something that solves a problem, reaches a goal, or accomplishes an established task.

In some decent examples that illustrate why innovative creative ideas getting in the way of actual use could pose a problem, Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso has created item in his collection  Improbabilità.

Rolling dough has never been easier than with this  rectangle rolling pin.

Rolling dough has never been easier than with this creatively innovative rectangular rolling pin.

Note, his works are not a commentary on the ills of function vs. design, but it illustrates my opinion nonetheless.

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