Austria design party

I believe in the form and the function,
In the designer,
Creating the things on earth and in the sky,
I believe in the Vienna Secession,
In “to every age its art”,
And “to art its freedom”.

I believe in Loos,
God’s most persevering troublemaker,
Inspired by the idea of clarity,
Suffered under ornament and crime,
He who abandoned all adornment,
Blessed the function,
Praised it to the skies,
And seated it at the right hand of the arts in the museum,
There they shall come to judge the good and the bad.

I believe in design,
Its everlasting beauty,
The community of creative folks,
The continuity of tradition,
The culture of civilization,
And its timeless values,
For evermore.

Confession of design