In a society becoming more and more urbanized, how can people still connect to the core values of life that nature gives? Subsequent to her love for plants, Sofia Nilsson saw in the activity of bartering cuttings of plants a chance for young people to meet and incorporate these values in their daily life. Therefore she designed “Kuttingen”: a transportation bag that protects the cuttings, but which can also be used as a display. Using a “special” technique to bring flexibility into the Desktop linoleum while keeping the strength of the material, she created a practical yet refined solution that allows people to bring their cuttings with them wherever they go, connect with each other and share without consuming.
We believe the designer’s role is about looking beyond the surface – to make responsible decisions and to understand the ethical implications of one’s choices.
In partnership with Forbo, we have investigated the ethical implications of design through material, form and function. We have designed artifacts that embody various kinds of gatherings; the gathering of materials and the gathering of people – all about stimulating interaction through design.
Let’s talk, share and play!
|Datum för färdigställande||2016|
|Projekt||Gatherings, HDK Steneby|