The Touch is a visualization of the connection between people and their environments. The soft organic shape touches the hard, manufactured terrazzo-like concrete with just the tip of the surface.
We should reach out and touch what is around us to develop a better connection with the underappreciated features in our lives. By touching these features, we can build better connections with one another. The Touch is a totem of urban construction and an authentic representation of a civilization united in the creation of a city. The concrete base of The Touch mirrors the concrete foundation of our urban skylines. Contrasting this is a form that is cast from resin and finished to a mirror polish; organic, yet refined.
The concrete is polished to a terrazzo appearance, displaying the inner beauty of the material. We sit behind our devices and only touch a screen or a mouse: scrolling, tapping, clicking, and experiencing the world through glass. We forget how to experience with our bodies. We forget what it is to touch.
The Touch encourages users to view their surroundings in a different way by contrasting materials and the users’ expectations of them. More simply, the Touch reminds viewers to do exactly that: to touch, to be real. Touch what is different. Touch what we are unsure of. Create a conversation with the unknown to better understand one another.
As seen recently at IDS Vancouver and shown on Design Milk.