PERCEPTION - Exhibition 6-14 June 2018
Perception is a multidisciplinary project focusing on reflection and community. The idea was born following discussions about how the experience of visiting design exhibitions and showrooms has changed due to social media and online purchasing. Have we become lazy and spoiled by scrolling through hundreds of new products everyday? Do we still understand, and appreciate, the complexity of a designed product and its making? And what about the live experience, human interaction with our surroundings, the touch and tactility of the objects, the temperature of them, the sound of a glass surface or the smell of fresh cut wood?
The exhibition, held during the Barcelona Design Week 2018, included furniture, audio and video. 16 Barcelona based designers embraced human complexity by exploring the senses. The show questioned our relationship with design by raising awareness about the full experience of the objects and the processes behind them.
Curated and organised by: Sanna Völker
Gallery space: Ox Poblenou
Max Enrich, Goula/Figuera, Sebastian Alberdi, Alejandra Perini, Alberto Vitelio, Proyecto Rastro, Kiwi Bravo, Matias Bieniaszewski, David Leon Fiene.
Graphic design: Loren Garciort
Animation design: Ángel Ramos
Product and event photos: Andrea Ferrara
Product: Inedit Damm, Tibidabo Brewing
The exhibits works, all manufactured locally, explore subjects such as the human senses, the process of creation, the impact the object has on its user, or how the user impacts the object.
Moiré table by Max Enrich, Rastro mirror by Proyecto Rastro, Labi chair by Alberto Vitelio, Cétoine stool by Alejandra Perini & Kiwi Bravo
Rastro by Proyecto Rastro (left). Melancholia lamp by Goula/Figuera (right).
Element table, Nostalgia candlestick and Momento water clock by Sanna Völker, Age table by Sebastian Alberdi, Aura vase by Alejandra Perini
No images were being published before the show, in order for the visitors to experience the installation without preconceptions.
Video by David Leon Fiene, music by Matias Bieniaszewski