Hoping to provide visitors with a more honest and more inspirational experience, the Unfluencer - De-sinning the Designer installation states: ‘Just for once, instead of talking about good design, why don’t we take a look at bad design?' The space is designed for both designers and consumers to admit to their design and consumption transgressions, and face up to their flawed behaviours.
Visitors are allocated a numbered ticket on entry. When their number appears on a digital display, they are summoned to a confession booth. Here, they are encouraged to confess their design and consumption sins to a fellow sinner, discussing issues such as unsustainable purchases or resource-heavy designs in the hope of finding ways they could improve.
Lendorff’s immersive video installation is central to the experience; thousands of digital threads hanging from the ceiling are designed to sweep away the sins of anyone who walks through it.
Designers are adopting a more critical approach to Milan Design Week and are questioning the show’s excessive approach. Keep an eye out for LS:N Global's dedicated show review and further coverage this week.