End in itself
Design competition Biennale Intérieur 2010
Kooperation mit Stefanie Truttmann
Design for a new world.
The basket form, as a primal object, references basic human necessity - the origin of all design. This form has ever since been created with simple and accessible materials, with function foremost in mind. While the basket therefore stands for a culture of essential design, the condition of this particular example - its carbonized osier stake - indicates the movement toward superficial design. Like our modern culture, current design often subjugates all things to appearance. The once functional basket, like many contemporary objects, has been transformed into a useless thing of beauty. By persuing visual and emotional attraction, design too often defeats its more balanced and essential purpose.