Manon Ritaly

Department: Contextual Design

Talkative Uniform

Even though we fill our homes, schools, offices and public space with objects, we do not pay that much attention to them. And yet they are continuously sculpting our domestic landscape. Manon Ritaly wants to reshape these landscapes by conjuring up new worlds. The objects from ‘Talkative Uniform’ do not have an obvious function; their aim is to trigger the imagination. They call for attention, not by shouting out loud, but by inviting people to project new stories onto them. By doing so, they come to life. They are free to be used, without rules or restrictions – their function is entirely shaped by the needs and desires of the user. The tactile velvet cover provokes a desire to touch, the visual aspects seduce the user’s senses and imagination. Call them gymnastic structures, lamp anatomies, hat racks... or anything you like! By using them, a strong personal bond will be forged, that exists only between the object and its user.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Nicole Marnati