Fri, August 10, 2012

Engineering Temporality // Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen


To enhance the active engagement in the caring process towards objects, Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen created objects that are enmeshed in the notion of fragility through physical and psychological virtues that reflect temporality.

The selection of the material for his final objects was done according to what Tuomas regards as being an common structural material in furniture industry; tubular steel. He manipulated the tubular steel by cutting it into small rings. Connecting the rings back together to form a semi covering layer over an existing object was a method of capturing the physical space the object occupied.

The vanishing of the original objects is done with fire; a primordial force used as a method for recreating the original object. The object goes through a horrific physical transformation and a metaphysical bond between the object and memories is forged into existence.

The intentions of designer’s thesis are to translate human fragility into a design object and introduce humanistic, more profound values into the field of design where functionality, aesthetics and mass produced perfectness are the paramount. This has been my aspiration — make design a metaphysical experience that overlooks functionality. This is not to say that functionality in objects, or in design, should be disregarded. For Tuomas it’s about elevating the tedious functionality of everyday objects.

Via  Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen








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