Industrial Phenomena – Out of the object, about the object

The project “Industrial Phenomena – Out of the Object, About the Object” critically explores how the industrial production system might have shaped the ways of thinking, acting and judging of the society in the form of paradigms and produced objects, starting from everyday observed phenomena and ending in transformed objects.

A collection of non-standard toilet paper ends and the celebration of the non-linear, archived on handmade parchment paper made out of toilet paper.

A cordless screwdriver housing with sink marks as a physical ornament and the examination of the soulless repetitiveness of forms within plastic injection molding production processes.

Recycling my grandfather’s inconsistently combined cutlery set, used over decades, and its immaterial values gained over time of use to create “a new unity”, as well as questioning the mostly Western socialized understanding of high-quality of a “pristine and unused product”.

A “Container Collection” of recontextualized deep drawn and metal spinned rejects as well as dealing with the meaning of failure and unfulfilled expectations within industrial production processes.

The realization of the printed version of the documentation follows an essential idea of the project. It gives the readers an insight into the production process of the book and shows details that would otherwise want to be hidden. The printed publication challenges modern printing methods: a special four-page layout developed by Designer Oliver Häusle to the actual size of the printing paper (close to DIN A5) defines the final format of the book with the aim of achieving 0% paper waste. By integrating the usual print marks, the finished book block no longer needs to be trimmed after the individual sheets have been joined. It only needs to be split twice horizontally and vertically before the individual sheets are joined together.