Chris Casey - Qatar
Had a little chat with an international student who has found himself moving from flat to flat whilst being at uni. In addition to that, his parents have been moving from house to house, meaning he hasn’t had a true home... but is the home the space or things or people?
One of the more interesting things we discussed was that his parents would buy a new set of bookshelves every time they moved house. The reason for this was they appreciate the shelves for the function they help but they treasured the books. Dieter Rams 606 shelving system embodied this idea where it was said to be “unobtrusive” whilst Rudolf Schonwandt referred to this as “thinning out” said that. Rather than have furniture being the centrepiece, instead could it facilitate the needs of the people around it, complementary to the objects around it. A frame which you then add your life too and grows with your experiences?