The Life of 

Movements

My graduation project is a sequel to the book “The Beauty Of Object Gestures” which I made earlier this year. This book is an archive of objects that are categorized on gestures, such as push, pull, rotate, and roll. 

 

Researching movements of objects is a continuation on this earlier work and has been an iterative process. It brought me unexpected and new outcomes. I investigated the relationship between user and object ranging from historical aspects to modern society. During the project, I tried to frame the ‘unseen’ beauty of movements and gestures. What if object-related movements would be the central stage in the ideation of new products (or in the interpretation of existing ones) in industrial design?

 

The process has been diverse and resulted in a wide spectrum of work disciplines. Such as taking photos, filming, drawing diagrams and working with home-objects that surround me. I divided my research and experiments in three categories: object, user and symbiosis. Thinking of movement as the language between user and object, I started a collaboration with two professional dancers. As the chapter 'Choreography' was already part of my research, now became choreography the ideation of the final result. Working together with dancers added a new layer to the project and to me as a designer.

 

My final work focusses on the encounter of object and user, performed in gesture. The project is about showing what objects mean to people, what they do and can be. And as a bonus, but not of less importance; showing its unseen beauty!