The Quintessence of Things – Bachelor of Arts

When moving from one house to another the act of packing and unpacking of your belongings makes you aware of the volume of stuff that you own. While travelling to New York and Berlin I discovered that all the possessions from the past can ground you and make you feel less free to move around.

The Quintessence of Things shows how to find the essence of your possessions, to be able to begin anew. Through cataloguing and categorizing all my belongings, I tried to figure out which objects made me unproductive and lazy and which were making me active. In the end, I decided to throw away as many things as possible in order to minimize my possessions and maximize my life.

Design Inspiration

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Using Colors as a Design Medium 

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Being inspired by Japanese Decluttering and Design  

Process

Offline

  • numbering and organizing things and giving them colour.

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Online

  • realizing and designing a simple and minimalistic design
  • creating a book which shows the number of things

Schreibtisch

END PRODUCT / IDEA

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Exhibition Graduation:

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Dutch Design Week:

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