What if furniture has its own character? This project originates from such question. If furniture had its own character and people can sympathy with furniture, might it be possible for people to be more actively communicate with furniture that lives together with people in their life?
This project is the attempt to understand relation between human and object and attempt to present soul to an object.
‘I am Here’ project is consist of 3 lights. ‘Tsukuru’, ‘Kim’ and ‘Shue’ have all their flaws like all people tend to have their own flaws. Just as people embrace one another’s shortcomings to make friends, if you try to understand their own personality, you will also become friend with these guys.
I got this motif from the novel ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’, in which the main character is Tsukuru Tazaki. The character seems mild, but it has a kind of prickles resulting from wounds by people.
I got this motif from my friend, Sarah Kim, who makes mistakes. She is passive and careless. Of course, she often tumbles with all cuts and bruises, but no one can hate this character.
I got this motif from my friend’s dog, which has a heart disease so it cannot be petted as people like. Shue has a handicap with many legs, but it tilts toward the direction when people pet it and put any weight on it. The character likes physical contact, giving soft feeling.