Constructing Memory
Graduation Project, Design Academy Eindhoven

Year - Jun.2013
Materials - beech, elastics
Size - Chair:30*30*60, Cabinet:20*25*90, Carpet:220*120*150(cm)
:output award 2014 – Selected


‘Constructing Memory’ is an investigation into the question if design can enhance a memory-intensive relationship between human and objects.

“We choose our world and our world chooses us.” We are in mutually evolving relationship with our surrounding. As a result of my thesis, I have explored ways for individuals to start with unknown and redefine themselves by reshaping both objects and themselves.

This response is examines contemporary designs that providing ‘perfect’ objects instead of allowing the user to related to them in ways individuals find valuable. The outcomes are series of furnishings that are interlaced with the notion of redefining through amplify the active engagement that reflect memory, people would be free to discover the objects themselves and to give it meaning.

The Design
The lying wood becomes a chair when you pull the string that goes through. You activate the chair. Things only become meaningful once you involve.

The cabinet challenges the relationship in between. With different strength of elastics you have to practice, then you find the way to balance.

Forest carpet made by stilts increases difficulties to a flat ground. 'Why should we walk on this instead of the easier one? ' While crossing the carpet, you may be stronger or slim, but definitely become different. People always just see the thing itself, they don't consider themselves as a part of it. In the end, we are the one whom being reconstruct in the relation with objects.

Dutch Design Week 2013