Inviting the user to experience their own embodied ‘cognitive operation’ (Arnhelm, 1969, p13), promoting learning through the senses, through kinaesthetic discovery. The interchangeable handles promote and enhance the function’s accomplishment in relation to sensory learning. Created with the fusion of experience, function and interaction in mind, this bowl was the playful, experimental outcome. There is no right or wrong use for the handles, only innovative ones.
Taking inspiration from the Op Art movement and responding to Robert Louis Stevenson, who stated ‘he plays with his material as a child plays with a kaleidoscope’ (Stevenson, 1887, p157), this body of work has been created to celebrate the wood’s natural, diverse colour palette, using a combination of modern and traditional methods and technologies to design bowls that spin, triggering memorising optical illusions.