Tricks of the Trade: Attention to Detail
Mies Van der Rohe exclaimed, “God is in the Details.” This famous architect knew that what separates the sublime from the mundane is the attention to detail that an artisan expresses in their work. Using materials known to function for one purpose and then employed as another underlies the origins of creativity and attention to detail. . Something as common as a doorknob can become a work of art if the one chosen is of superior quality and design. As small an element as the cord or trim on a chair or pillow can speak volumes in separating it from the mass produced.