Simon Mari Pruys
Simon Mari Pruys (1927-1980) trained as a designer but became a leading Dutch design and architecture critic in the 1960s and 1970s. He wrote reviews and columns in various magazines and newspapers. In 1972 he published Dingen vormen mensen: Een studie over producten, consumptie en cultuur, in which he struck a very critical note about the relationship between industrial design and social phenomena such as consumerism and the environment. He also wrote De nieuwe onzakelijkheid: Design kritiek (1971) and De Paradijsbouwers: Anti-kunstzinnige opmerkingen over de gebouwde omgeving (1974). Read more about him (in Dutch).