Imagining the home as a series of mixed-reality objects that enable
us to share space and time regardless of where we are.
Brief Dreams explores the potential of embedding mixed-reality environments within home furniture by the year 2030. Drawn from studies conducted by Space 10 and the Dutch Bureau of Statistics anticipating a world where modes of living will become increasingly solitary and densely packed; the project speculates on the home becoming an entity where space is increasingly commodified, yet the objects that fill it become particularly treasured.
Initially developed with Leolux in partnership with the Dutch Design Foundation, Brief Dreams imagines the home as a series of mixed-reality objects that enable us to share space and time regardless of where we are. Following the narrative of an exhausted thirty-something data farmer coming home to his one-person flat late in the evening; he unwinds as he virtual expands his environment and connects with his loved ones through three pieces of furniture. The Pen Disc allows for new virtual space extensions to be collaboratively drawn; the stool allows stories to be shared together in a personalised library; while the carpet slowly sinks below the floor as you lie on it, remotely joining your partner in your own night-time realm.
Paula Strunden & John Cruwys
Competition: Leolux What if Lab
Dutch Design Foundation
Jesper Van den Ende
Mara Siegel & Marie Walker-Smith
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