Archieve Series

Nome artefatto: Archive II ( There are Archive Series I, II and III)
Tipologia di appartenenza: Traveling Librarie
Produttore: David Garcia Studio
Designer: David Garcia
Anno e luogo di produzione (se reperibile): 2005
Dimensioni:  Not specified
Costo di produzione (se reperibile): Not specified
Prezzo al pubblico/gratuità (se reperibile): Not specified

Individuare a quale categoria appartiene l’artefatto

a) Contenere / conservare prima o dopo la lettura.
b) Da utilizzare durantela lettura.

1)Almeno 3 immagini

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2)Descrivere l’artefatto nel momento del suo utilizzo/applicazione, evidenziando in particolare l’aspetto più strettamente legato alla lettura (500 parole max)

The Archive Series has been exhibited for the first time at the Royal Danish Art Academy Fall Show 2005. The main purpose of this library is to blur the borders between art and design creating a way for the reader to travel with their own library. While reading we can actually walk and read at the same time, “the average reader can read about 240 words per minute a 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop, if you read while you walk, you can read a book in about 43 kilometers if you read and walk, watch out for traffic”. We can step inside own balance library and reading will coexist as refuge and transport in the imagination.

3) indicare tre aggettivi che caratterizzano l’artefatto

Imaginative, absurd, non functional

4) Individuare e descrivere le seguenti caratteristiche dell’artefatto.

Qualità morfologiche

Rispondere in maniera discorsiva (max 500 parole) toccando i punti di seguito elencati, se rilevanti.

Indicare 2 tag che identifichino le qualità morfologiche dell’artefatto. – Circle and not static

The circular library is made of only one component, a shelf, this component contains a certain number of books so that you can walk and sit in the library and maintain the same balance. The piece doesn’t contain hinges, however may or may not be a static object because it is a circular piece that moves with the the reader’s interaction. The library is made of wood. In order for the wood to bent precisely, the subject had to be assembled by combining several narrow strips of wood. Once installed the product should not be dismantled, only books are put or taken according to the weight of the user. Being the object of wood it can be recycled.

Qualità espressivo/sensoriali

(rispondere in maniera discorsiva, max 500 parole, toccando i punti di seguito elencati, se rilevanti)

Indicare 2 tag che identifichino le qualità espressivo/sensoriali dell’artefatto. – Balance and curiousity

The bookstore is only made of wood, two huge circular shapes form a giant circular shelf. Every object is made to contact with the reader in the act of reading, both as a support to keep the books as to interact with the reader. The reader may keep books, as well as sit and walk with them simultaneously. The color gives us naturalness, simplicity and tranquility. The material gives us balance, curiosity and comfort.

Qualità funzionali

(rispondere in maniera discorsiva, max 500 parole, toccando i punti di seguito elencati, se rilevanti)

Indicare 2 tag che identifichino le qualità funzionali dell’artefatto. – Absurd and non functional

This object is thought to interact with the reader in the act of transporting and reading the book together. The main function of this object is to store books, since it functions as a library, but has a secondary function, also important, sitting or walking with the books always bringing the library back. Because it is a different subject matter and a little absurd to understanding not just immediately, only after some observation you can came to the conclusion of its usefulness. The use is not very complicated but is not ether functional or practical. Caring a library, read and move at the same time, without hitting any object, becomes difficult to perform. The object enters into relation with reading in the conduct of transport as in reading. It is impractical to walk and read at the same time so it can be an interesting experiment but the action of reading it could be also difficult. It is to be used individually in progress, if it is stopped, you can sit two people in the object. This object has to be used with shelves full of books otherwise there is imbalance and makes it dangerous to walk together with the object. Can be replaced by other conventional shelf for books as well as a chair but can not perform the same action. It would be a proper replacement, more vulgar and less absurd, however, less fun. This object was made for an exhibition at the Royal Danish Art Academy Fall 2005 Show and Main Library University of Roskilde (public). It’s not being produced for sale to the public, this book can be used by children and adults, however books be placed or taken from the shelf to be proportional with the users weight. Their use is unlimited because when the reader does not use the object to read always use it to keep books. The positives are the possibility to interact with books and reading in a different, creative and dynamic way. The negatives are the lack of functionality and usefulness of the product, as well as the lack of security because it is not a static obstacle, it should not be kept in a domestic environment. The artifact could be improved if it was created a adjoin piece that could hold the book shelf to a certain place (wall, floor,…).

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