The reduction to the essential – there is no reason to think convenient and naturally functioning commodities in a different way. User-friendly, haptic objects keep us grounded in an increasingly virtual world.
In a superheated world of hypes, fast trends, big data and fake news – how can we find out what’s not just urgent, but essential? How can we personally arrange our lives in a pleasant and sensible way, respecting our responsibility when we face global challenges?
The simplicity of the people who have inhabited the sparse alpine landscape for generations is still today a desirable characteristic in urban space. Mindfulness and quietness have thus become an alternative to the daily sensory overload. It is important to remain flexible and self-determined in a world of fast consumption, without losing orientation in order to understand what is really needed in life.