The 'Unidentified Products' Collection Allows Form to Dictate Function

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 29, 2014
References: brunoschillinger & dezeen
The objective behind Central Saint Martins graduate Bruno Schillinger's 'Unidentified Products' collection was to create a series of objects in which form dictates function. In other words, users can decide how to use the products based on their design scheme and structure.

Schillinger explains, "The project was fundamentally inspired by observations of people misusing objects and their remarkable ability to appropriate objects instinctively."

The designs were informed by a random process: Schillinger would choose a card from the shape, material, action and detail categories, and design the object according to the randomized criteria. This allowed Schillinger to design based on a process of "serendipity rather than rationality." The materials, which include marble, resin, concrete and brass, affect the aesthetic principals as well as the functionality of each product.