Plaster, rope, clay, steel
108 x 51 x 36cm

Automation has been developed at an outstanding rate and is now omnipresent in today’s era. As our intellect is gradually taken over by code-driven tools, automation further separates us from what makes us human and sensitive to others. In her book Everyday aesthetics, Yuriko Saito argues that human senses are in decline and that the aesthetic experience is crucial to preserve individuals’ connection with themselves and with their environment.

Aorta is a chair that revives people’s senses. The veins running underneath and out of the structure encourages interaction with the object. As the network of vessels covers the entire chair, being in contact with the external veins provides a strong feeling of connection with the object. Aorta is made out of a metal structure covered with clay, rope and plaster.