WHY ARE YOU SO DISTANT?
was selected to be a part of
Konstfack in Milan - The Talking Table exhibition at
Rossana Orlandi gallery, Milan furniture fair 2014
Being Thai, the intimate greetings of everyday western life always amaze me. Handshaking, hugging and kissing include close physical contact, but a strong boundary appears when it comes to dining. Everyone has individual plates with cutlery and a clear personal dining space. No matter how close you are, there is distance during a meal; no sharing and no touching anymore.
This napkin creates a connection between two diners. When one moves, it affects the other and they both feel the connection. The diners can read and say the embroidered words and sentences on the napkin which can help make a conversation flow. Words and sentences on the napkin are the mixed of everyday life conversation with too sweet to say sentences that will bring a smile. It is also a good way to unite two strangers that are sitting opposite each other at dinner so they start to get to know one another. The napkin is made from a classic, white cotton satin chosen to indicate the usage of the textile piece. The hand embroidery technique represents the preciousness of connection.
via Konstfack (detail photo by Duoblau)
the project also features in core77