Why do I remember it so vividly?
That feeling of moving my hand through the grass, pushing my fingers into sand, and brushing them against the fence. Is the memory of touch stronger, or does it work differently to the memory of how something appears?
We live in a visual age, in an age of rationalism. Pictures stream through our retinas in a constant flow which never lessens, never stopping. Yet, and perhaps for this very reason, our other senses can provoke strong, often surprising emotions. As children we experience the world differently, investigating objects, touching them, and feeling them. With the aid of childhood memories coupled with tactility I have create objects that are meant to be felt; objects which can awaken recognition, an association or an intuitive desire to touch. In this way I want the object to create a relationship to its user, and for them to interact. Through tactility, movement and play they can come alive.
Touching Memories is a series of two tables. Number one, a coffeetable with a adjustable front of beads. It can be a hiding place, a storing place or just the possibility of interacting.
Part two within the Touching Memories series is a sideboard/coffeetable with over five hundred beads which can be moved up and down. It´s a playful table who turns the user into a child. For others maybe a table for meditation.