As technology invades deeper and deeper into our lives, it becomes less and less personal. The mass-production of goods has swayed us away from forming emotional attachments to our ‘objects’, be it furniture, clothing or electronics.
My interest in the personalization of technology has moved me to create a series of gadgets that are inspired by object artisans such as clock/watchmakers, jewelers and other craftsmen. Each object is hand-made with enclosures that are sculpted from traditional materials such as wood.
In addition, each gadget is far from purposeful. They are simple objects, designed for their character, fun and expression.
Fabrica Gadgets were designed for Fabrica Commuication Research Center in Treviso, Italy. Under the creative direction of Andy Cameron. Additional thanks to Federica Roncalli.