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THE MEETING OF OBJECTS
„As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.“
Lautréamont (Los Cantos De Maldoror / The Songs of Maldoror)
Industrial design has its roots of logic in function. Form is most often a result of function and the components necessary to achieve these functions. These roots have been famously challenged as new technologies present themselves and new generations of designers emerge.
But function is now as debatable as form, in the quest to create new objects.
This project is about investigating the collision of two objects that at first might appear random and arbitrary, but as developed, create their own language, functions and aesthetic. Their meeting is a chance for experimentation.
Each student must abandon themselves to the unknown, and enjoy the process as much as the result.
Method: A list of contrasting objects will be revealed and chosen by the student, that should be combined. As an example, a foen meets a Wäscheklammer, or a spaten meets a radio. The context of function is what will determine success.
Beginn: 28. April