A PATTERN ALWAYS CHANGING. A FRIENDLY REMINDER OF TIME. PUZZLED S[H]ELF IS A HALLWAY FURNITURE THAT INVITES PLAY AND INTERACTION. AN ABSTRACT MESSAGE BOARD FOR YOUR GUESTS. A PUZZLE THAT HINDERS YOU FROM GETTING USED TO YOUR FURNITURE’S APPEARANCE.
How do we interact with our furniture? How do guests interact with the furniture we own? Every house has doors. Doors to rooms, doors to boxes and doors to shelves. There are items that we want to keep hidden and the doors hiding them are not for our guests to interact with. However small or big, a closed door silently says that there is privacy behind it. But what if there was something on the door that people could interact with? Something teasing their curiosity. Would visitors allow themselves to open this door because it invites to play?
This shelf is designed for the hallway. The puzzled door guards the house keys. Keys that more than anything symbolizes a closed door. So isn’t it then interesting how we often guard our keys behind a door of their own? The bricks can be used as an abstract message board or as a way to bring new life into the appearance of the shelf. The furniture in your hallway are the first and last ones you see, therefore it could be desirable if they could change faces.
When leaving our home we are often stressed by time. Our clock is sitting high up on the wall, big and round. Are we really looking up at time, or is time looking down at us? This shelf contains a small vintage clock from an old wristwatch. The clock is placed on the lower part of one of the doors so that the user really has to bend down and make an active choice to see the time.
This furniture wants to be playful. It wants to awaken your inner child. Children don’t fuss about time the way we do though. That is why the clock in this furniture isn’t one with a big mouth.
BA degree project 2012