Tossut, el jo dissenyador en època de confinament
Inestable, la dificultat de concentració persistent
Abstracta, la creativitat infinita
Opaca, la impossibilitat de transmetre a l’ambient
Direcció, les múltiples opcions creatives
Interior, la cocció del disseny
Obertura, la via lliure expressiva
Base, l’ajuda a mantenir-se ferm
Tap, els successos problemàtics del procés
Ceràmica i suro, la meva terra,
on m’aferro quan em sento perdut
Tossut, my designer self during lockdown
Unstable, a persistent difficulty in concentrating
Abstract, the infinite creativity
Opaque, the impossibility of transmitting to the environment
Direction, myriad creative options
Interior, the cooking act of the design
Opening, the expressive free path
Stand, an aid to stay strong
Lid, the problematic events of the process
Pottery and cork, my homeland,
the place I hold onto when I feel lost
Tossut (Catalan also for “Roly-poly toy”) is a table lamp. The name refers to those toys that swivel on their spherical base and cannot stand still. The project is an introspective exploration during the 2020 lockdown.
A shape in which the warm interior light can only escape through one opening that can be blocked by a cork cap. The piece is made of clay, one of the most typical crafts here in Catalonia, my homeland.
The wobbling base is a metaphor for how I sometimes feel as a designer. It has a stand that holds it steady in a certain direction. This piece represents the complement that allows you to focus on your goals, illuminating your path until you achieve them or decide to go some other way.
Its cable, which we normally try to hide in lamps, appears as one of the protagonists, emerging from the interior of the piece as the light does. It is, therefore, a way of giving as much importance to the main function of the lamp as to the components that work together to achieve it. A parallelism between the magic of the purpose and the necessary technology. A tribute to the elements that we often despise. In addition, it is also endowed with another function, it holds the cork stopper and guides it in its trajectory.
2022 © Marc Parés
2022 © Marc Parés