The always excellent Ping Magazine (The Tokyo based magazine about "Design and Making Things) has an interview with a designer whose products I've admired without realizing they were from the same company. Hiranao Tsuboi of the design company 100% designed a water glass that leaves a cherry blossom of dew when you lift it off the table and a florescent light shaped like a bamboo shoot.
One of the questions he's asked in the interview is what makes good design and I think makes an interesting observation about mass produced products reflecting their designer.
One of the attractions of product design is that it can be mass produced, reaching many. I’m always amazed by the fact that someone I don’t know sees my designs. Since a tool needs reasonability and inevitability, I would like to create something which is in each user’s interest and still represents my individuality.