Liaison consists of three pairs of interactive houses for two people sentimentally connected, which provides a domestic intimacy in very gentle ways.
We developed three versions: paper, ceramic and plexiglass, each one with its own character and behaviour.
The paper version hangs on a thread. It is lit either by a yellow or a blue light. The yellow one means it is day where the partner is. The blue represents the night.
When one partner arrives at home a white light turns on in the house of the other partner. By blowing on the window the white light in the other little house starts to blink.
I designed Liaison with Erika Rossi, and Kui Wang during the universitary “Interaction Design Laboratory 2” run by Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor, Venice University IUAV, 2008/09.
© Chiara Schröder