A console resembling cityscapes for entrances by Ida Noemi is "a charge/relief station, the console and the stool function as storage furniture for must haves - a place to get armed or disarmed."
The Mind the Gap furniture was part of Noemi's diploma work titled «Meaningful Embraces with Objects», a discursive diploma that looked at the emotional side of design. The diploma was inspired by the fact that emotionally neutral objects do not exist and that today we search for objects that are not only functional, but also inspiring.
Says Noemi, "We fill our homes with furniture and things we love, and objects that say something about who we are. The entrance is the first room you enter in a home, and the last room you leave. It bridges the gap between the private world and the outside world."
"Thinking of the entrance this way, it can be defined as a transition portal between the two worlds. You never spend time there, yet you always pass by - a transitional moment of extreme stress or ultimate relief. The furniture Mind the Gap comment on this two-sidedness of the entrance. As a charge/relief station, the console and the stool function as storage furniture for must haves - a place to get armed or disarmed."
"Resembling cityscapes, they bring to mind another miniature world, looking at life upside down, marking a shift in attention. The Mind the Gap furniture demand little space and therefore fit perfectly in an entrance. The boxes respond to different actions in the entrance, and make a composition of visible and hidden spaces.
Mind the Gap stool and console table came to life from studying the context and talking to friends about their relationships to their homes and things, interpreting and translating it into something tangible."
Mind The Gap will be shown at the 100% Design show in London in the 100% Norway stand from September 22 to 25, 2011.
Prototypes: Maria Heide and Sjur Sørgaard.
Photos: Marian Jade Larsen and Ida Noemi