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.