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Symbiosis, when both parties need each other.

Movement as the language between user and object

3D viewing room
Danielle Huyghe
Gert Jan Pos

I tried to frame the ‘unseen’ beauty of movements and gestures. What if object-related movements would be the central stage in the ideation of new products (or in the interpretation of existing ones) in industrial design?

Researching movements of objects is a continuation of earlier work: The Beauty of Object Gestures. This book is an archive of objects categorized by gestures such as push, pull, rotate

I investigated the relationship between user and object, ranging from historical aspects to modern society. During the project, I tried to frame the unseen beauty of movements and gestures. What if object-related movements were central to the ideation of new products (or in the interpretation of existing ones) in industrial design?

I Investigated a wide variety of different professional fields with their main professionals like Pina Bausch (café Muller), Anne Teresa DeKeersmaeker and Martha Rosler (semiotics in the kitchen). During this iterative process, I saw movement as the language between user and object. I divided the research into three categories: object, user, and symbiosis (where they come together) and started a collaboration with two professional dancers who graduated from ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance. Choreography now became the ideation of the final work.

The collaboration with dancers added a new layer to the project, especially for me as a product designer.

Renée Spanjer

My work often relates to historical impacts ranging from manufacturing processes to innovative pioneers in the field of art en design. The work applies different perspectives on the relationship between human and object. I search for relevant issues and trends through the eyes of a product designer. So far, the projects have been implemented in various ways: from choreography to functional products, one-off pieces, books, videos, and drawings.