Delicacy for living A poetic journey through marquetry craft.
How can I re actualise the decorative Marquetry craft toward multi-sensorial experiences in furniture/object? In this project, I challenged the wooden marquetry craft’s tactile and aesthetic experiences* qualities. Named after wavy cloud formations, the final ‘Undulatus’ cabinet acts as a reminder to stimulate our mind and senses at home while encouraging us to take meditative breaks. To do so, its handcrafted volumic Marquetry invites tactile interactions allowing the imagination to wander freely. Like a loyal companion, the cabinet purpose is to contain and hide from others personal items such as treasure boxes or memories. The user can then sit next to it on the floor or place the cabinet on low furniture to interact with it. *aesthetic experience def.: high cognitive engagement triggering fascination, emotional unity with objects, and focused attention. (Marković S, 2012). Finally, two frames showcase how I use Nature as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for my designs and process. Similar to ‘butterfly cabinets’ and ‘scientific collecting’, they display samples collected in the forest that inspired me to abstract patterns and volumes for experiments and the final cabinet.