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Pattern Beings - Ornaments and patterns in the context of time

Jurica, Jaroslav (2009)
Industrial Design
Abstract
“Pattern beings” deals with decoration, ornaments and patterns as omnipresent beings around us. Despite
the fact that modernism tried to exclude decoration from our existence (headed by Adolf Loos’s Ornament
and Crime essay), I was brought to this topic by repeated tendencies to decorate and adorn objects for daily
use.
“Pattern beings” is also about searching for relations between the object, material and its ornamentation.
The process of research resulted in the formula “icon-index-symbol” inspired by Charles Sanders Pierce’s
defi nition of semiotics - the meaning of symbols.
The formula has given rise to the fi nal work – “Catherine - the amber table”. Its form is inspired by the
characteristics of an amber fossil. The idea,... (More)
“Pattern beings” deals with decoration, ornaments and patterns as omnipresent beings around us. Despite
the fact that modernism tried to exclude decoration from our existence (headed by Adolf Loos’s Ornament
and Crime essay), I was brought to this topic by repeated tendencies to decorate and adorn objects for daily
use.
“Pattern beings” is also about searching for relations between the object, material and its ornamentation.
The process of research resulted in the formula “icon-index-symbol” inspired by Charles Sanders Pierce’s
defi nition of semiotics - the meaning of symbols.
The formula has given rise to the fi nal work – “Catherine - the amber table”. Its form is inspired by the
characteristics of an amber fossil. The idea, stemming from the context of time in the search for a decorative
motif, was transformed into a table. Its optical properties generate patterns around itself as a variable element,
depending on light conditions in its surroundings. The concept brings out a different way of working with
ornament. Patterns are not created on the object, but it is the object that creates the patterns. The object is
infl uenced by its surroundings. Although the pattern is not a direct part of the object, it is embedded in the
characteristics of the material. (Less)
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author
Jurica, Jaroslav
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
history, pattern, Ornament, decoration, semiotics, technology, conceptual design
language
English
id
1496553
date added to LUP
2010-10-04 13:21:10
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  abstract     = {“Pattern beings” deals with decoration, ornaments and patterns as omnipresent beings around us. Despite
the fact that modernism tried to exclude decoration from our existence (headed by Adolf Loos’s Ornament
and Crime essay), I was brought to this topic by repeated tendencies to decorate and adorn objects for daily
use.
“Pattern beings” is also about searching for relations between the object, material and its ornamentation.
The process of research resulted in the formula “icon-index-symbol” inspired by Charles Sanders Pierce’s
defi nition of semiotics - the meaning of symbols.
The formula has given rise to the fi nal work – “Catherine - the amber table”. Its form is inspired by the
characteristics of an amber fossil. The idea, stemming from the context of time in the search for a decorative
motif, was transformed into a table. Its optical properties generate patterns around itself as a variable element,
depending on light conditions in its surroundings. The concept brings out a different way of working with
ornament. Patterns are not created on the object, but it is the object that creates the patterns. The object is
infl uenced by its surroundings. Although the pattern is not a direct part of the object, it is embedded in the
characteristics of the material.},
  author       = {Jurica, Jaroslav},
  keyword      = {history,pattern,Ornament,decoration,semiotics,technology,conceptual design},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Pattern Beings - Ornaments and patterns in the context of time},
  year         = {2009},
}