by Charlotta Hellichius
In our Deconstruction:Reconstruction class with turkish-american designer Ayse Birsel we had to create an embodiment of our lives. The task was to make an object to represent your life, but also to create an appropriate setting for this object.
I chose to represent my life with imperfect gears that sometimes fit together, but not always. Each gear represents a certain part of my life and has a engraved icon to give you an vague adea of what that particular gear stands for.
My setting is a foldable bed tray. Mostly because I feel like my bed, where I sleep, is the most personal place that I inhabit on a nightly basis. It is the most relaxed place, and therefore also the place to play with the different objects and design my life.
I also created a storytelling piece to further explain my concept without words.