Name, first nameCugulliere AdrienYear of birth1992UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectReinventing the wheel ?AbstractThis idiomatic metaphor means that an object has already been invented, and is not considered to have any operational flaws, an attempt to reinvent it would be pointless and adds no value to the object. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t change anymore, the wheel itself is a good example, there is many different wheels featuring enhancements on existing wheels (such as the many types of available tires) are regularly developed and marketed. The metaphor emphasizes understanding existing solutions, but not necessarily settling for them.
Looking at my surroundings, I can see a lot of objects that actually haven’t evolved much for a long time, I use the «same» fork as the 16th century royalty, the ancient Egyptian chairs already had four legs, a seat and a back. They will change without a doubt, to fit better in an other context, that will be social or economic, but fundamentally they will stay the same. If man evolves into something else, through his morphology or his culture, this object could transform in new objects or disappear but not evolve.
But can this archetypes still change? Are we designing according to a existing Idea or to a function ?
Trought defining the archetypes,the evolution of mankind and the anthropology of craftmanship this essay is aiming to understand how we are creating new products and how it may evolve.
TutorsAnniina Koivu / Brynjar Sigurðarson
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