Paula Lorence is a graduate of the Riga School of Design and Art and she recently designed a collection of Taktil Objects to aid children with autism with their development of sensory perception. The capsule is comprised of 12 objects in total, using eight different types of materials to create a range of tactile senses when they are being touched. The objects are made to be used during therapy sessions to assist therapists in working with autistic youth. Touch and texture stimulate the senses to help children focus better and combat their respective sensitivities to overcome any anxieties.
The objects are segregated into three different levels -- those who are really sensitive, those who are more developed and those who have panic attacks. The Taktil pieces are constructed using materials including aluminum, cork, felt, bristle, composite silkstone, wood, silicone and translucent plastic.