Is Ms Kirkpatrick sure of her arguments (DW Private View 20 November)?
Good cooking and the resultant meal can be easily shown on TV and then experienced with a net cost to an individual of about 50. Good product design, ie a Dyson cleaner costs a bit more.
Good architecture and design, whether modern or historical costs a lot more.
Choice is not available to the masses in terms of economics, but many children now have a better taught understanding of what might be considered “good” design, than some designers.
If you are told that living in a mock Tudor house is sad, you will defend your choice. It is my experience that certain families of extremely high academic and professional standing have better things to do with their time and money than worry about the shape of their sofa or the brand of their car, namely charity work and travelling for instance.