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Kinesics: kroppsspråk i möbler
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

I have always been told that form follows function. But does it have to be that way? I decided to see it  from another angle.

Kinesics is a term form non verbal komunication. In my thesis project I have been working with body language in furniture.  I believe that furniture, just like us, has an expression and a character. We often tend to desccribe furniture with the same words as we describe people, for example: "A relaxed chair" or "a cocky table". I wanted to exaggerate the expression by applying body language to my furniture and make them become something more than just a function. I wanted to give them a character and bring them to life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
kinesics, bodylanguge, furniture, furniture design
Keyword [sv]
kinesics, kroppsspråk, möbler, form, möbelformgivning, formgivning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3623OAI: diva2:529493
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Interior Architecture & Furniture Design (Bachelor)
Fine Art
Available from: 2013-02-08 Created: 2012-05-30 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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