Catch me if you can.

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balloon

steel pipe

Rubber stopper

Bookshelf forconsciously feeling and experiencing the actions of oneself who is doing it unconsciously. -

When sitting on a chair, when putting on a rack, when returning a book to a bookshelf people do these acts unconsciously in their lives. In a casual everyday situation it is only a single action, perhaps not even recognizing the operation. I think that this behavior is dared to conscious, I realize my own acts, I think that the usual daily life can be felt a little rich. Take the book "take your hands back and forth", and do this with this bookshelf by "pouring in" the air into the balloon. This act becomes an element that makes people and books, books and shelves conscious. And if the consumer side actively participates in this magical shape and touches the space and book shelf itself that it is placed and triggers to "feel" with the body from the fact that people unconsciously "use" the interior I think.

椅子に座るとき、ラックに服をかける時、本棚に本を戻すとき、人々は生活の中で無意識にこれらの行為を行う。何気ない日常の中でそれは一つの動作に過ぎず、動作すら認識していないのかもしれない。この行為をあえて意識させてあげることで自らの行為を自覚し、作業でありふれた日常がほんの少し豊かに感じられると思う。 本を「手に取る⇄戻す」の動作を、この本棚ではバルーンに空気を「入れる⇄抜く」ことで行う。この行為が、人と本、本と棚を意識させる要素になる。そして使い手側が、この不思議な形に積極的に関わり、置かれた空間や本棚自体に触れ、人々がインテリアを無意識に「使う」ことから身を持って「体感」することへのきっかけになったらと思う。

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