Intimacy – The Embrace

  • Class: Exam
  • Year: 2018
  • Photography by Menno van Winden

We all desire to have moments of physical contact during the day, but most of the time we forget how important it is to have physical contact! In my research I discovered that having physical contact ensures that we feel satisfied and calm, our blood pressure drops and we experience less stress. Physical contact gives us not only a good feeling but also a sense of security.

For Intimacy, I designed three objects that give visitors the opportunity to experience all different aspects of the physical part of the sense of security. Every object has its own function in the experience and represents one of the three basic principles of the physical sense of security: hiding, embracing and the search for a safe haven. Each principle has its own character, tactility, and function to express the physical part of a sense of security. In Intimacy, there will be a sense of security for everyone.

The Embrace

The Embrace is a large amount of volume that can be hugged by everyone. Hugging the object gives a certain pressure to the body. Because of this pressure, the visitor will experience calmness and the blood pressure drops. In this way, the Embrace provides a sense of security for everyone.  

Photography by Menno van Winden