SAUMYA SHARMA









Functionality is the essence design. What is the absence of functionality in design?

What seems to be an absurd, futile final product at first, upon further inspection, comes forward as an opportunity for interaction, a chance to alter. The final step in the process remains the viewer’s, thus making their transition from a viewer to a wearer—by choice.

1 + 1 = 1 is a display of product and function that is counterproductive by design, until interacted with.







tunnel boots
unravel to separate



brass hardware hand-cut, polished and stamped.






topless flap crossbody
cinch to close.








sealed mules
unravel to step in.








short handle tote
unravel to elongate handles.





bottomless handbag
lift up to hold together.











WORK ALL SEE






Functionality is a consequence of design. What is the absence of functionality?

What seems to be an absurd, futile final product at first, upon further inspection, comes forward as an opportunity for interaction, a chance to alter. The final step in the process remains the viewer’s, thus making their transition from a viewer to a wearer—by choice.

1 + 1 = 1 is a display of product and function that is counterproductive by design, until interacted with.






tunnel boots
unravel to separate.  



brass hardware hand-cut, polished and stamped.






topless flap crossbody
cinch to close.  








sealed mules
unravel to step in.  








short handle tote
unravel to elongate handles.  





bottomless handbag
lift up to hold together.  










Process














 









Concept & Influence






Concepts explored are surrealism—as a political movement, then as an influence on art, film, fashion, expression and escape; Dada and the disorientation of expectations; the idea of a “work in progress” and the role of alteration in the process of construction.

Functionality, or the lack thereof is emphasized.



    Maison Martin Margiela


     Maison Martin Margiela


     Maison Martin Margiela


     Get Hold of This by Sarah Lucas (1994)


    The Uncomfortable by Katerina Kamprani


     Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp (1913)










1 + 1 = 1





Process














 









Concept & Influence




Concepts explored are surrealism—as a political movement, then as an influence on art, film, fashion, expression and escape; Dada and the disorientation of expectations; the idea of a “work in progress” and the role of alteration in the process of construction.

Functionality, or the lack thereof is emphasized.



    Maison Martin Margiela


     Maison Martin Margiela


     Maison Martin Margiela


     Get Hold of This by Sarah Lucas (1994)


     The Uncomfortable by Katerina Kamprani


     Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp (1913)




1 + 1 = 1