what if furniture had feelings? asks japanese designer natsumi comoto with this thoughtful art piece called ‘memoria’. the work focuses on a sideboard made from ash wood and acrylic. like someone blinking awake, the 30 drawers light up one by one, calling attention to the forgotten items that might lie inside. 

images courtesy of natsumi comoto

 

 

‘we are surrounded by so many pieces of furniture in our daily lives, but furniture, as a tool, is in a very subordinate position to us. if the furniture that exists only to serve a certain purpose had the same emotions like ours, what sort of expressions would they show us? this art piece was born out of such a random imagination. by simply shifting our perspective on the things around us that we have been treating with indifference, we can encounter an entirely new landscape,’  says natsumi comoto.

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

forgotten drawers come to life in natsumi comoto's 'memoria' art piece designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: memoria
design: natsumi comoto

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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