We Are Tradesmen

“I call myself a tradesman, but any good tradesman should work only on problems that come within his genuine ineterst, and you solve a problem for your client where your two interests overlap. You should do an injustice both to yourself and your client to work on a problem of interest to the client but not to you — it just wouldn’t work. In that spirit, we are tradesmen. If your work is good enough it can be art, but art isn’t a product. It’s a quality.”

— Charles Eames