Name, first nameAnthony GuexYear of birth1988UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectDesign: when does sense become nonsense?AbstractDesign is known to be, from its origins, linked with the industrial revolution. The latter has engaged a quest for never ending improvements in the completion of tasks, with the keyword of efficiency always in mind. When the functionality becomes thus hyper functional, the resolutions of problems fall into exaggeration. By deciphering certain forms of humor as caricature, slapstick cinema, absurd and nonsense, and by classifying selected objects in these, I will try to understand how the rational interpretation of a relatively absurd question makes it possible to reveal the paradoxes of functionality. Trough objects carried out with much serious, my goal will be to try capture the tension which exists during the swing of a rational object into absurdity.TutorsAnniina Koivu