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Graduation Project 2014

Marija Puipaité

The designer’s body as a tool

Department: Contextual Design

Embracing Touch

This project is about a sensual relationship between the designer and his or her work. When does the tactile become spiritual? How does the making process become a ritual? Marija Puipaitė questions how much intimacy the designer leaves in an object, and if something new can be achieved by using his or her body and physical actions. Do these tangible traces add an objective value to the object? Do they create an intimate connection between the designer and the user? Marija sees the designer’s body as a tool, an ingredient, and a metaphor. She works as a shaman and a craftsman, using a direct tactile connection with the materials to generate physical connection with her works.

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