There’s no such thing as ‘just a thing’. And no, I’m not just another materialistic shopaholic earthwasting consumer trying to get you into buying more stuff for global capitalism’s sake.
Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica has a new documentary coming out about objects and how we interact with them, how we shape them, how they shape our lives and also, who the people are who design them. The film features interviews with Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York), Chris Bangle (BMW Group, Munich), Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (Paris), Tim Brown (IDEO), Dan Formosa (Smart Design), David Kelley (IDEO) and many others.
Wonder whether there’ll be a screening around here anytime soon. The trailer doesn’t tell that much, but I’m definitely looking forward to see the movie. You?
While we’re talking about objects, still love the design of a tea spoon. It’s like a pond on a stick, less agressive than a fork or judgemental than a knife, rather a bit introvert and playful in a tender way. A tea spoon is a girl looking over her shoulder while passing you buy and you don’t know whether she’s mocking you or she’s really charmed.
Do you have a favourite object? Or is there any object in particular that puzzles you?
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I have one Objectified t-shirt to give away by Monday!