TV is portraying design as ‘superficial’

Design is being presented on TV as a superficial matter of choosing a few colours and patterns (let’s stencil swastikas on the ceiling).

Current programmes on homes, interiors and gardens also perpetuate the myth that design can be achieved by the imposition of “ideas” without any reference to the users, turning perfectly reasonable rooms and gardens into Disneyfied Tatsville.

Where are the protests from real interior designers? Imagine the outcry if the medical or legal professions were treated like this.

I’ve just had a brilliant idea for a series. It could be called Transfusion in which couples, with the assistance of amateur doctors, practice plastic surgery on their neighbours with hilarious consequences when the results are revealed. Should be a winner!

Sheila Mullon

London SW4

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