Philip Lüschen


Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Winner

Department: Man and Well being

Wait Here

A ‘sneak-in-front tool’ and a ‘nose stand’. Philip Lüschen has designed both objects as part of his project on waiting rooms, Wait Here. The nose stand seduces us to sojourn incognito in waiting rooms in places where we would prefer not to be recognised, such as a clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. And if you want to be seen by a doctor as fast as possible, Philip Lüschen has got the answer: the sneak-in-front tool, with which you can make everyone else in the room disappear behind the empty waiting-room chairs. “Although the objects were designed as practical implements, when not in use they function as icebreakers. They stimulate the imagination and break through the passive dynamic of waiting.” The objects displayed are the result of the many studies drawn in waiting rooms, which also served as the basis for the Waiting-Room Book.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Project-17 Philip Lüschen
Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman