Stuttgart – Sustainability is at the heart of designer Werner Aisslinger’s exhibition on the future of work and living spaces.
House of Wonders considers the ways in which digital technology, robots and drones are becoming increasingly incorporated into our daily lives, both at work and at home. Aisslinger anthropomorphises robotic beings such as Robota, a robot that assists with gardening projects, and Homedrone, which helps to hang out washing, dressing them in woollen jumpers made by the knitwear store Knit Knit and transforming them into approachable additions to the family.
Outside of the home, Robota also grows crops to assist with self-sufficiency. Overall, the project includes a range of sustainable micro-farming projects that demonstrate how food and furniture production could be tailored in the future to meet the specific needs of individuals.
‘We are all living in an increasingly digital world, mostly through our gadgets, phones and iPads,’ Aisslinger told Disegno. ‘But I think in the future digital technology will be less abstract and more haptic, more analogue.’
Artists are exploring the ways in which technology can help people to be more human, rather than take away our humanity through automation. For more, see our Awakening Tech macrotrend.