Name, first nameLuisa KahlfeldtYear of birth1991UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectStackability - A principle of modern designAbstractStacking things is a daily, omnipresent action that is practised by nearly everyone. We stack unread newspapers, neatly fold sweaters on top of each other and pile cans of soup in the pantry. It is a fundamental cultural technique, born from the rational need to save space, time and resources.
From the cups, mugs and plates in our kitchen to the chairs we sit on - we expect the products that surround us to be stackable. The need for stackability has shaped the aesthetic of our consumer products and plays an important part in the culture we live in. Beyond the purely rational, there is also a visual and decorative pleasure in stacking things and creating order. As omnipresent as the concept is in our lives, it has however remained little regarded and researched.
TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar SigurĂ°arson