Adam Farlie's Objects and Other Curiosities

Adam Farlie's Objects and Other Curiosities

Jessica Tata
Mar 30, 2010

We interact with our furniture on a daily basis, so is it that far-fetched to think that our furniture can interact with us? We have discovered the work of Adam Farlie, who has been described as an "emotional designer." His creations are intriguing studies of the human psyche in the form of beautiful furniture.

Lucida is a sort of a dresser or hutch that records images of "our lives as they unfold in front of her." Drawing on the idea that objects have the ability to record us by gaining scratches to their surface or stains to their fibers, this is the next step in the way a piece of furniture records information about our lives.

Adam Farlie, a british designer currently working in Amsterdam, has also designed a table, chair and lamp for narcoleptics, a bed that is designed to replace an absent person by recording the sounds made by those who lay on it, and replaying them at random in their absence.

Farlie has thoughtfully designed furnishings in a way that instills a humanity into them. His statements are beautiful explorations of experience and psychology. Don't pass this one up--take some time to visit his website. It's a whimsical and thought provoking experience!

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