persuasive, behavioural design

Can the simple presence of reminiscent design fundamentally change us? Abhishek Matta hopes to do so with his project 27°.

Materials : Mango wood, Marble, Brass, Copper and Photoluminescent Resin

Excerpt from designer's website:

27° is a collection of outdoor furniture inspired by astronomical instruments, in particular the early 18th century Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, a collection of architectural scale astronomical forms. It questions the perception of these objects today, centuries after they were popularly used.

In an age where technology seems to be taking over the world, and everyone has a personal schedule to adhere to; 27° encourages people to go back to ‘slow’ time. Using larger than life objects that were once landmarks for places, bestowing a communal sense of ownership, it encourages people to revisit a shared heritage of sun recording. The play of shadows, and reflections in the furniture create patterns that illustrate the principles behind the original working objects.
— Abhishek Matta