Victor Papanek

As Victor Papanek's ethos is examined in an exhibition at the MAK, we revisit our feature on him from Disegno

victor papanek

Victor Papanek, scorned after the 1971 release of his book “Design for the Real World,’' is increasingly revered as prescient.

"Design has become the most powerful tool with which man shapes his tools and environments (and, by extension, society and himself).” – Papanek, 1971

The Victor J. Papanek Lecture: Papanek Foundation The Victor J. Papanek Lecture takes place at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, in honour of the Viennese-born design thinker and critic Victor J.