Reflect yourself!

Form&function are familiar words, the origin of the phrase is traced back to the American sculptor Horatio Greenough, but it was American architectural giant Louis Henri Sullivan who adopted it and made it famous. His quote implies not so much the importance of function over form, but rather that the two are intricately intertwined and inseparable. This is the principles of Formandfunction, a swedish based design website that sells a lot of interesting products and where they swear to keep the principle (form follows function) alive in all of them. (...) These mirrors are made by Domestic.

Sullivan actually said 'form ever follows function', but the simpler (and less emphatic) phrase is the one usually remembered. For Sullivan this was distilled wisdom, an aesthetic credo, the single "rule that shall permit of no exception". The full quote is thus:

"It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function. This is the law.

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