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Boundaries of Matter: The experience of space and object through the abstract to the tangible
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Boundaries and Matter - The intangible and the corporeal

A space dedicated to contemplation in a public realm

With a philosophical approach to the topics I aim to absorb the dynamics in the meeting between the intangible and the physical. In the urban contemporary environment that we live in I see a need for a physical context that contrasts the flow of information and inputs that we are exposed to.From this point of view I have created a concept of a space for contemplation, as a reply for both visual as well as mental boundaries that connects both the abstraction of the mind to the corporeal.

The perception of our surroundings is an acknowledgment and a consciousness of our senses.

In our everyday life we are constantly surrounded by a flow of impressions. To contrast this I have created a space where you can calmly travel inward & outwards without being disturbed by the constant flow of information.

This project departs as a statement towards the intense frequency of information inputs in our contemporary surrounding, the stressful act to manage our mental boundaries for what we let in and what we leave out.

Through this project I wanted to define the abstract spectra of inspirations in the design-process of how I relate to form and the surroundings. Mapping it, formulate and gestalt it. Defining the boundaries to what I see as the scenery of the project. Taking the broad turns of the process leading me to collect bits and pieces from various sources and apply these thoughts in a secondary phase to the actually form-giving.

Turning the abstract ideas to a space and an object, interpret in two different manners to a pavilion for contemplation and an idea of seating furniture.

Throughout the process I balance the two poles through reflection from a philosophical angle that I follow up with the sensibility for the tactile sensors in how one perceive a physical object. Leading through historical values and ideas tied towards the spatial dimensions and the various scales in handling space and object. Using the materiality to create a connection to the body and wrapping up to embrace as a protective shield around the body.

With the gestalt of a boundless space within given dimensions that are not obvious or sharply defined, to instead become an extension of your mind and body. As you become the centre of the space, your thoughts are the boundaries and the spatial dimensions are framing the action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Spatial design, furniture, Interior design, sensorial experience, senses, tactile, contemplation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4101OAI: diva2:639586
Educational program
InSpace (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Master)
2013-04-23, S1, Konstfack, Lm Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-08-08 Created: 2013-06-28 Last updated: 2013-08-08Bibliographically approved

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