Photographs: Femke Reijerman

Photographs: Femke Reijerman

objectifying objects

for her graduation project from design academy eindhoven, alex created a shelving unit and two lamps covered by a thin silicone membrane that reveals the inner structure at work. the inner structure is composed of moveable parts covered by a balloon-like peel. when the air is sucked  out, the outer skin is pulled taut. the skin shapes the structure − or does the structure shape the skin?
in objects and architecture, the inner anatomy is often concealed behind façades and casings. inspired by our own bodies, alex explores how skin and skeleton can work together. by making this relationship visible, the resulting design reveals a more complete picture. alex questioned : 'can we use design to reveal structures that are usually hidden?'