...it is the designer's social responsibility to pursue functional design for the good of society. In other words, Pevsner believed that design could be instrumental both in developing artistic faculties within the individual and in imparting instructive meaning through the work to a general populace, whose aesthetic sense and political awareness may have been limited....As for the role of the art historian, Pevsner was thoroughly convinced that art historians, through their use of historical knowledge, could and should make accessible to both designers and lay people the knowledge of how past artists and designers confronted contemporary needs and courageously worked for the good of society....((https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19235003.2012.11418540))