Julica Morlok

Department: Man and Identity

Virtual Materiality

With characteristics reminiscent of living creatures, the almost surreal seating objects created by Julica Morlok demand a different way to interact with them than traditional chairs and sofas. Because of their transparent skins, bonelike structures and organic shapes, you feel compelled to touch them, and they provoke strong emotions: simultaneous attraction and repulsion. ‘Virtual Materiality’ is a response to the development in digital design where objects are made to come alive and behave like abstract living bodies. Julica’s design proposes a new form language for our everyday surroundings that is sure to impact the way we behave in it.

--Developed in cooperation with Recticel foam manufacturers, Kesteren, NL--

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman