“We feel one of the things we fear the most right now is the inability to access the familiar as it becomes a memory of the everyday we thought we would always have: Can we still articulate the normal life when this is over?” —Tetsuo Mukai

 

Donated by Study O Portable, Blind Drawings is a set of 3 drawings in A4 format, each depicting a work of design that was made in the years of past pandemics (1918, 1956 and 1968). Each was drawn blind, without looking at the pencil and paper. The process forces one to recreate familiar, recognizable things while not fully understanding what one is doing—which seems fitting for the moment.

 

Founded in London in 2009 by Bernadette Deddens [NL] and Tetsuo Mukai [JP], Study O Portable is a research-based practice that makes objects about the designed environment and its relationship to the wider cultural landscape. The studio’s work takes a speculative approach to the definition of designing and is driven by different modes of thinking surrounding *things* in general. As Workshop For Potential Design, Deddens and Mukai initiate and organize exhibitions related to designed conditions.

 

Since 2009, the work of Study O Portable has been presented internationally at various occasions and places, like Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel, London Design Festival, Design Parade Hyères, Gallery FUMI, Caroline van Hoek, Phillips de Pury & Company, Dutch Design Week, and Pavilion of Art & Design, among others.

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Study O Portable Blind Drawings (Set of 3) $400

“We feel one of the things we fear the most right now is the inability to access the familiar as it becomes a memory of the everyday we thought we would always have: Can we still articulate the normal life when this is over?” —Tetsuo Mukai

 

Donated by Study O Portable, Blind Drawings is a set of 3 drawings in A4 format, each depicting a work of design that was made in the years of past pandemics (1918, 1956 and 1968). Each was drawn blind, without looking at the pencil and paper. The process forces one to recreate familiar, recognizable things while not fully understanding what one is doing—which seems fitting for the moment.

 

Founded in London in 2009 by Bernadette Deddens [NL] and Tetsuo Mukai [JP], Study O Portable is a research-based practice that makes objects about the designed environment and its relationship to the wider cultural landscape. The studio’s work takes a speculative approach to the definition of designing and is driven by different modes of thinking surrounding *things* in general. As Workshop For Potential Design, Deddens and Mukai initiate and organize exhibitions related to designed conditions.

 

Since 2009, the work of Study O Portable has been presented internationally at various occasions and places, like Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel, London Design Festival, Design Parade Hyères, Gallery FUMI, Caroline van Hoek, Phillips de Pury & Company, Dutch Design Week, and Pavilion of Art & Design, among others.

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