Graduation Project

Sara Kadesch

Department: Social Design

Playful Domestic Props

With ‘Playful Domestic Props’, Sara Kadesch seeks a combination of design and play. The ambiguous design triggers a playful way of perceiving, as well as unfamiliar behaviours and new, original ideas. These props for the home are not limited to a certain age group and are characterised by the wide variety of possible interpretations.
By interacting with the props, we can become more emotionally engaged with our surroundings. They aim to create an experimental playground for more creativity and self-reflection. For, according to the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, building and rebuilding our domestic environment is deeply connected to who we are. If we enhance the creative options of our interior, we can develop ourselves further. These props serve as a lens and research tool to take a closer look at the cultural identity, behaviour and mindsets within a family. They explore what happens when we empower children and adults to build their own worlds.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman