Graduation 2016 Project

Tanita Klein

Department: Public Private


The ‘Norm’ cabinet is a contemporary take on using standardized, normed sizes, inspired by a German social housing project from the 1920s. Aiming to create affordable homes with a modern, yet human aesthetic for the upcoming working class, its designers relied heavily on normed sizes. These are based on average human body dimensions such as body height and arm reach, to ensure optimum use. So while it uses a standardized production technique, Tanita Klein’s design refuses to take the abstract box as a starting point. Instead, it visibly takes the human body as its ideal. Because design should become normal again.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits