THE SENSORIAL OBJECT

In this lecture we were told about how the same form can be seen/ made in different ways, and the power of materials. This was interesting to me because when you think of a product it is always a finished item and every aspect of the piece looks finished with clean smooth lines and edges. Whereas in the pieces shown in the lecture they were shown in an unfinished way, to show how the material can be used and seen in different forms in the same piece. For example there were pieces that were made by Zoe Preece in Ceramics that have a solid form and also a liquid looking form, to make it seem like perhaps a melting candle. Which is quite interesting from the point of view of a product designer, as we like to have a finished product that looks clean and finished though this concept of fluidity could be used in product design when designing certain items such as fake candles that are electric, to give the item a more realistic look.

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