Embrace, experience, encompass, envelop, engage, ease.
Both touch and social interaction are significant parts of our daily lives that have important psychological affects. By finding comfort in our everyday objects we feel more at ease.
Finding Ease will inspire an ambience of well-being and familiarity that puts users more in touch with themselves. Comprised of small and large soft objects, this thesis possesses different levels (values) of “comfort,” redefining the comfort we find in our objects and touching on feelings of loneliness and anxiety. Viewers and users are invited to interact with the objects, engaging and discovering their own levels of comfort.
The objects live within the user’s personal space. They embody familiar qualities and create an intimate relationship with the user providing various levels of physical and emotional relief. The objects can be used in times of isolation as well as more social settings, helping the user to create a sensation of ease in any context.
Individual pillow images and installation view photographed by Jonathan Allan