The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest asked us at the university to design a museum gift which could be handcrafted by blind people, so that they could be produced in cooperation with the Institute of Blinds, helping disabled people to earn a living. A responsive solution was needed to connect the pleasures of visual arts with blindness in an object.
Wile is a stiff concrete ring at the beginning, which by breaking into pieces turns into a flexible, wearable necklace. The more pieces it’s broken, the softer it is, while a net inside the concrete holds the broken parts together. Wile beholds its beauty in tactile transition, thus it’s equally perceptible for both blind and sighted.
Designers: Andrea Sebastianelli, Kinga Székely, Luca Takács, Ádám Vas
Photo credit: Gábor Kasza
Special thanks: Péter Orbán, Szövetség '39
The concept was developed for a university task at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2013, in a cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Institute of the Blind and Partially Sighted.