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 

'Super Normal'


After looking into Jasper Morrison work I came across his joined design principle of ‘super normal’ design with Naoto Fukasawa.

“ ‘Normal’ is something that is created through the existence of an object interlaced with overall atmosphere that surrounds it”

When reading through their book, there were two examples which jumped out at me. The first was looking into the atmosphere which objects can bring to an environment and without there presence the dynamic of the room can change - “this quota of atmospheric spirit is the most mysterious and elusive quality to products” Jasper Morrison. Objects define us and make us feel calm, an object can create a quality to the space around you whether you know it or not.

The second of these examples was how we associate certain experiences with specific objects and when we find them outside the ‘normal’ environment it surprises us. The example was in reference to a cafe tumbler in which you traditionally drink from quickly. However, when you use it in the home environment your intentions are different and it may feel strange, in this case, the home. From this could we use different typologies traditionally associated with movement but used in the home, changing a typologies environment?

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Blair McIntosh