A quintessential eclectic and recognized authority on
sustainable design, Tod believes that nature's inspiration,
while completely apparent, is far from simplistic. "Our
inherent perception of beauty is based not only on what we
see, but what we sense. Those senses, rooted in the natural
world, create a seemingly random framework of beauty,
which, based on millions of years of underlying patterns, are
actually are very ordered and balanced. Nature is the
epitome of orchestrated chaos, it seems simplistic to say that
nature creates beauty from chaos...it's actually more like
nature removes that which is not needed, and in the process
leaves only what is beautiful. So for me, beauty isn't about
polish, it's about balance...that point where nothing needs to
be added or taken away."
"I think people today crave genuine objects and experiences, not just a dash of craft tossed on at the end. When I look at pieces created by the hand and heart of true artisans, I realize we only get so many of these in a lifetime."
Tod Babick | Design Director