Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Jasper Morrison


Jasper Morrison's work takes influences on objects from past cultures and older times. This interest in artefacts is evident from his publications “the hard life” where he explores tools of tribes and objects which he came across on travels. His 'All Plastic' chair has taken the character of the archetypal wooden chair used in Europe for decades and updated its appearance by making it entirely out of plastic; whilst his ‘Camper Sandals’ references the tatami mats of Japan.

His ability to transform a forgotten artefact into the modern world is a design style which i find very interesting; transforming an old story for a contempt world. How will it change in the new social, political environment or simply how would it change with the use of modern manufacturing methods?

I could potential see future ideas taking influence from things of the past, much like Morrison, adding the sense of familiarity and nostalgia to what would be a new and odd product/ object/ thing. 

Blair McIntosh