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Forgotten rooms and rejected items

Nilsson, Felicia and Nilsson Peterzén, Victoria (2015) In Diploma work IDEL01 20151
Industrial Design
Abstract
The curtain is a decorative object with at lot of additional functions. We wanted to work with the curtain and our goal was to make people see it with new eyes. We decided to try to raise the value of the curtain by giving the user an excuse to interact with it; through storage.

The starting point of the project was a
theme we call forgotten rooms and rejected
items. To us this talks about how we change
our living and how our spaces and objects
are related to this. Our motivation was to
know the past in order to understand the
design decisions taken today. We wanted to
be inspired by different ways of designing
and new ideals of style. Rooms and objects
have disappeared through history and our
research showed us that they... (More)
The curtain is a decorative object with at lot of additional functions. We wanted to work with the curtain and our goal was to make people see it with new eyes. We decided to try to raise the value of the curtain by giving the user an excuse to interact with it; through storage.

The starting point of the project was a
theme we call forgotten rooms and rejected
items. To us this talks about how we change
our living and how our spaces and objects
are related to this. Our motivation was to
know the past in order to understand the
design decisions taken today. We wanted to
be inspired by different ways of designing
and new ideals of style. Rooms and objects
have disappeared through history and our
research showed us that they disappear
when they seem to have low value. Value
is closely linked to the function and being
decorative is often seen as a non-function.

In short terms, we explored rooms
that have existed in the Swedish homes
since the 19th century and they led us
to the living room that we have today.
A forgotten room we found during our
research was the parlour. This was our
biggest source of inspiration since it is so
different from the current ideals of style.
Investigating the parlour we found features
we wanted to bring back and implement
in our design, such as tactility, softness,
textiles, upholstery and different sensual
experiences. These features we applied on
an object that has low status today. The
result is a new type of curtain. This to
show that the features could be valuable in
another context and that it is possible to
change the image of an object.

So, today’s passive curtain becomes an
interactive, sensual and tactile object.
Instead of feeling guilty over your chaotic
home you can hide the mess inside
the curtain. We are playing with the
expression ”form follows function” where
the function creates the decorative shape
of the object. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Felicia and Nilsson Peterzén, Victoria
supervisor
organization
course
IDEL01 20151
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
LUT-DVIDE/ EX--15/50267—SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
7443877
date added to LUP
2015-06-24 10:17:18
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  abstract     = {The curtain is a decorative object with at lot of additional functions. We wanted to work with the curtain and our goal was to make people see it with new eyes. We decided to try to raise the value of the curtain by giving the user an excuse to interact with it; through storage.

The starting point of the project was a
theme we call forgotten rooms and rejected
items. To us this talks about how we change
our living and how our spaces and objects
are related to this. Our motivation was to
know the past in order to understand the
design decisions taken today. We wanted to
be inspired by different ways of designing
and new ideals of style. Rooms and objects
have disappeared through history and our
research showed us that they disappear
when they seem to have low value. Value
is closely linked to the function and being
decorative is often seen as a non-function.

In short terms, we explored rooms
that have existed in the Swedish homes
since the 19th century and they led us
to the living room that we have today.
A forgotten room we found during our
research was the parlour. This was our
biggest source of inspiration since it is so
different from the current ideals of style.
Investigating the parlour we found features
we wanted to bring back and implement
in our design, such as tactility, softness,
textiles, upholstery and different sensual
experiences. These features we applied on
an object that has low status today. The
result is a new type of curtain. This to
show that the features could be valuable in
another context and that it is possible to
change the image of an object.

So, today’s passive curtain becomes an
interactive, sensual and tactile object.
Instead of feeling guilty over your chaotic
home you can hide the mess inside
the curtain. We are playing with the
expression ”form follows function” where
the function creates the decorative shape
of the object.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Felicia and Nilsson Peterzén, Victoria},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Forgotten rooms and rejected items},
  year         = {2015},
}