In a future that is more systemised, organised, and modular we search for objects that disrupt our daily lives. Looking to feel human again, we want to introduce functional items into our lives that don’t just serve a functional purpose but bring texture and meaning to our life.
This collection features objects that fight against a world that is commoditised and systemised. It celebrates irregularity, rawness, and complexity. Each designer has an intimate relationship with the materials they use and look at the use of that material in a new light. Designer Sho Ota highlights the quality of the wood grain by hand chiseling out knots to create hand-made furniture following the nature of the wood, while Geke Lensink combines geometry and craftsmanship in objects that have a personal and abstract narrative. Object Density looks at using lenses from the spectacle industry in a new way – as a looking glass to manipulate light – and Their & van Daalen capture the fluidity of glass by draping the material over steel for their vessel. Rive Roshan uses natural sand to create an object of movement and stillness, whilst Jesse Visser takes large stones and turns them into lighting objects.
Read our interview with curators Ruben de la Rive Box and Golnar Roshan on Adorno Editorial.