My Other Half
Borosilicate Glass. 250mm high.
Made to order, 6 weeks.
Mouth-blown and free formed in the UK by Jochen Holz, without the use of moulds.
A pair of wine glasses, which allows the liquid to flow freely between the two glasses. Because liquid finds itâ€™s own level, it flows down to the lowest glass. Users must learn to cooperate, to drink their wine.
My Other Half is part of Jim Rokos’ ‘Blindspot’ collection that can stimulate insight into a coupleâ€™s personal relationship. Each piece is a tool with which to experiment into an aspect of a human relationship.
Understanding relationships is an intense process which can be effectively conducted if the method involves an approach which is fun based. Through extensive research into inter-personal relationships and social culture, analyses was made into the potential for using products as tools to understand relationships better. The look and feel of the product range is reminiscent of old scientific apparatus.
Like most of Jim’s work, the â€˜Blindspotâ€™ range holds elements of humour. Through extensive research into inter-personal relationships and social culture, he analyses the potential of using products as tools to understand relationships better and also believes that understanding relationships is an intense process which can be effectively conducted if the method involves an approach which is fun based.
â€˜Blindspotâ€™ is a crossover between interaction and commentary design. It invites the user to identify the potential for greater communication with the partner, often by alternative methods to talking. â€˜Blindspotâ€™ are one off products, created to experiment, ask questions and raise awareness.
“I like the idea of being able to reward people for good behaviour…”
Psychologist- John Kentish
Design Parade selected 2007.
Photograph by Carlo Draisci.
|Dimensions||50 x 40 cm|
Head designer Jim Rokos explores the physical properties of materials to generate aesthetic intriguing concepts. Rokos creates products of exceptional quality made without compromise at any stage of the process from design to manufacture. Rokos won the prestigious 2012 Reddot award for the 13° 60° 104° Wine Decanter.