Lewis Graham

Objects of Ambiguity

Obscuring the distinction between object, product, and thing. Objects of Ambiguity is a collection of five household items that exist in an ambiguous realm between object, product, and thing. Devised in response to Bill Brown’s seminal essay entitled Thing Theory, the series aims to explore the philosophical boundaries between designed products, found objects, and unclassified things. By adopting an intuitive and holistic approach to finding form, a collection emerged that play upon conventional product archetypes and use manufacturing process, shape, and texture to exert their own sense of thingness in their existence as functional products. The collection comprises a candle holder, candle snuffer, vase, trivet, and pedestal.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University