Objects with character

15.04.2015 Milan Salone Del Mobile : Body Language : Dutch Invertuals
LS:N Global interview with Wendy Plomp, curator of Body Language by Dutch Invertuals at Milan Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Milan Salone 2015 – Dutch Invertuals is presenting Body Language, an exhibition exploring the way we will interact with objects in an increasingly virtual reality.

  • Curated by Wendy Plomp, the show features pieces from 17 designers and studios
  •  The projects focus not only on functionality, but also on the character of future objects, explored through a playful graphic identity created by Aya Kawabata

‘Generations to come will refer to the past as primitive,’ says curator Wendy Plomp. Through the exhibition she wanted to offer a glimpse into the future of our everyday environments, where technology will work seamlessly and in tune with our bodies, and physical objects will increasingly exist as mere representations of their virtual functions. The projects on display show the potential of using light as a building material, creating a more emotional interaction with objects and environments through biofeedback, and our relationship with physical objects in a virtual-first reality. 

The Big Picture: For more on how designers are imbuing technology with character and emotion, read our Awakening Tech macrotrend. LS:N Global is reporting live from Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Look out for our coverage in the SeedShows and Inspire sections.

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