Perception is a multidisciplinary project focusing on reflection and community. The idea was born following discussions about how the experience of visiting design exhibitions and showrooms has changed due to social media and online purchasing. Have we become lazy and spoiled by scrolling through hundreds of new products everyday? Do we still understand, and appreciate, the complexity of a designed product and its making? And what about the live experience, human interaction with our surroundings, the touch and tactility of the objects, the temperature of them, the sound of a glass surface or the smell of fresh cut wood?
The exhibition, held during the Barcelona Design Week 2018, included furniture, audio and video. 16 Barcelona based designers embraced human complexity by exploring the senses. The show questioned our relationship with design by raising awareness about the full experience of the objects and the processes behind them. No images were being published before the show, in order for the visitors to experience the installation without preconceptions.
Curator and organisation: Sanna Völker
Product and event photos: Andrea Ferrara
Main sponsor: Lavazza
Product sponsors: Inedit Damm, Tibidabo Brewing
Exhibitors / participants:
Max Enrich, Goula/Figuera, Sebastian Alberdi, Alejandra Perini, Alberto Vitelio, Proyecto Rastro, Kiwi Bravo, Sanna Völker, Matias Bieniaszewski, David Leon Fiene, Loren Garciort and Ángel Ramos.