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Shivering Bowls

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in Dose of Design , Products
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A set of bowls for the ‘KAMA. Sex & Design’ exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

The curators asked eight designers to create an object, in conjunction with an exhibition that explored ideas of eros in design from ancient times to the present, from a cultural anthropology and mythical perspective. We located the intersection of eros and design in the spiritual pleasure provided by an object’s touch, and decided to make an extremely thin bowl out of silicon for our contribution.

The bowl resembles a ceramic one, but with a tension to this perception, generated by the extreme thinness that would be impossible to achieve with clay. The bowl changes shape as easily as liquid when it is touched, and continues to quiver momentarily in response to the outside force. We wanted to express eros through a design that invokes desire – a design that viewers simply can’t bear not to touch.

All photos by Hiroshi Iwasaki

KAMA. Sex and Design exhibition
5 December 2012 – 10 March 2013
Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
www.triennale.it/en/exhibitions/next/2200-kama-sex-and-design-2

Movie by Takahisa Araki at the link below:

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