The Jenny Ekdahl Dear Disaster Project Helps Victims Recover

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: • References: jennyekdahl and dezeen
The Jenny Ekdahl Dear Disaster cabinet was created to help the psychological recovery process for victims of natural disasters. Inspired by the fact that graphs, simplified pictures and diagrams ease the acceptance process of victims, Swedish designer Jenny Ekdahl made the scale-like design. Made up of over 4000 parts of beech wood, the scales were made to resemble waves.

Each of the scales have one side left blank while the other is painted blue, white or gray representing water as well as its absences. These scales allow for playful human participation, as the user interacts with the furniture's shapes and textures.

Helping to assist users to regain trust in nature after a horrendous event is why the Jenny Ekdahl Dear Disaster cabinet is beautiful inside and out.