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EMMETT MOORE | Human Factory

Emmet Moore’s presentation, Human Factory, at BassX reflects on the history of design and its relation to human proportions. He states, “Good design is thought to be democratic by nature, but if a design is based on human proportions it must be modeled around a small group of the population in order to accommodate the rest. For this reason, dimensions in furniture and interior design processes are based on either the 5th, or 95th percentile of the population.” Moore speaks about the “playful relationship” he has developed with these principals through his practice as a sculptor and designer. In this video, Moore discusses how his practice came to the intersection between art and design, and his interests in human interactions with designed objects.

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