Saturday, 18 May 2013
Placebo Object - 'Most of the tools that we have created to extent the basic human rather disable then enable. It means that every extension that is supposed to make us gain some sort of ability restrain us in many other aspects. We passively interact with objects surrounding us, leaving behind cautious and conscious interaction, that require time, strength, and sometimes the feeling of our finger tips. The interesting part about these kind of objects is the fact that their imperfect function decreases the distress that some of those object cause by their daily routine. So though their imperfection they actually help the user to have an healthy interaction and therefore achievement. Therefore I am interested in creating objects that suggest archetypical shapes and archetypical behaviour, but offer something else. The pretending objects force man into ones original performance language, as if man would not use a tool at all. Therefore it forces the user to rethink the necessity of the tool. Maybe it could be something to pass on and therefore help others to unlearn as well.' Lina Marie Koppen
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Some skills have to be passed on from one person to another, you cannot write it down, you cannot make a pod cast, you need that human contact and hand on hand passing on of skill and knowledge.
Seek out people with the knowledge that you want and get them to teach their skills, trade your time and labour for that wealth of knowledge.
Lina Marie Koppen plays with different ideas in her designs and in these the anthropomorphism of this furnitures feelings.
"These stools question the act of sitting, we need to balance while sitting down. Some of those stools need some proper tightening before usage. Otherwise they only will be laying stretched out on the ground, relaxing from all the exhausting carrying." Lina Marie Koppen
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Ricard Aymar is a Spanish artist who originally trained in illustration, his works now are often wooden structures exploring space and emotion. This giant, unusual pencil is made from steel wood and graphite. You can see photographs of its construction here.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
We label everything people, objects knowledge take a close up of any of these images the bristles, a section of handle and you would guess 'Brush!' remove the label and rethink, it could be different . . . it could be something else, same elements but different function.
Lina's website has lots of wisdom and lots of inspiration and hints on how to Learn to Unlearn.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Auba Pont is a Spanish artist who makes contemporary jewellery from scraps of wood and silver.
Every furniture studio has and usually wasted scraps of wood a terrible shame when you think of all the beauty that could be created from these interesting remnants.