Friday, May 23, 2008

Inspired by Au(then)tism

Ann Maria van Gersem, a young Belgium Designer, recently graduated at the Fun Lab Master dep. at the Design Academy Eindhoven, investigated autism and autistic people. The research inspired her to design with a "touch of autism. The results are special series of products made by the autistic people who Ann met at a chocolate factory, during her research time. Her Au(then)tism collection includes a pink chocolate teapot hat, pistachio green chocolate teacups with fur and pink foil and a dark chocolate whiskey snifter crystal ashtray bling. Each of these objets offers a visual language created in collaboration outside the culture of the neurologically typical.

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