As of 26 October, 2017 I am no longer maintaining the Unofficial Archive. The current version will stay online – however I will not fix any issues or add more works.

The Unofficial Archive

Embracing Touch by Marija Puipaité

Embracing Touch

Photo by Lisa Klappe

This project is about a sensual relationship between the designer and his or her work. When does the tactile become spiritual? How does the making process become a ritual? Marija Puipaitė questions how much intimacy the designer leaves in an object, and if something new can be achieved by using his or her body and physical actions. Do these tangible traces add an objective value to the object? Do they create an intimate connection between the designer and the user? Marija sees the designer’s body as a tool, an ingredient, and a metaphor. She works as a shaman and a craftsman, using a direct tactile connection with the materials to generate physical connection with her works.