BA Product Design Project
A piece of you at Rigler
Tana is a welcoming object delivered by the administration of the Rigler student residence to new guests of the structure. Tana’s design combines practical needs with forms of expression of one’s identity and reflects a design idea that removes objects from the logic of mere consumption, making them dialogue with the individuality of people. As a tent, Tana welcomes, ensuring visual privacy. The smooth surface becomes an inscribable surface, communicating with the interior and exterior of the room as mean of expression of the student’s individuality as opposed to the standard anonymity of the student residence spaces. Tana modifies the contract between administration and student: it offers itself as a customizable and temporary object in an environment meant to remain immobile over time and in the state. At the end of the stay, students are welcome to bring Tana with them as a reminder of the time spent in the student residence.