Everything is alive when matter grows on it, it becomes visible, it becomes tangable.

Phenomenology as a transcendental act with (subject in relationship to the object)the body in relationship to the tool being and the environmental landscape. Anchoring oneself in a space of knowing, one reaches across a threshold, expanding both self and space into an undivided shared presence, dissolving time and space.

This series births tools that ritualize this transformative process through multi-sensory design, enabling one to inhabit the sensorial space, unknown and transcend it.

These tool beings follow a sequence of known time, such as:







6 am: experience of the sun giving birth to space,
9 am: mobilizing space into the outdoor environment through the table
12 pm: embodying mindful silence for the birth and dispersion of thoughts,
1 pm: speculating,
3 pm: breathing presence,
6 pm: experiencing light and the passage of time,
12 am: chalking unconsciousness,
∞ Amrut = undivided space.
To foster an eternal present.


The process involves studying internal environmental atmospheres, mapping natural phenomena, exploring metaphysics, time, and natural forces. Somatic interactions with natural elements evoke awareness of consciousness and being, fostering a deeper connection with oneself, the environment, and our impact on it. These tool beings facilitate infinite movement of the body.




Design Workshop




Upcoming

Upcoming debut of "Transcendental Phenomenology"

︎︎︎ In New York City, WantedDesign, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Center, May 19-21, 2024.

︎︎︎ In Paris, Maison&Objet - September 05-09, 2024.

︎︎︎On going screenings at The Kitchen Video Viewing Room: Millennium Film Workshop Open Screenings

︎︎︎ The undivided ︎pace

︎︎︎ Design Journal j J J

︎︎︎ Embodied Spatial Practices


About

unown is a transdisciplinary design practice working at the intersection of architecture, performance art and philosophical inquiries. We build environments focusing on sociocultural, ecological and multisensory approaches to foster collective empathy and equitable futures.


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Email :studio@unownspace.com
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Past

- Kitchen Evolution, Presented at WIA, AIA Centre for Architecture New York, Nov 2023
- Kitchen Evolution, Exhibited by The Kitchen NYC, curated by Alison Burstein,
Joe Wakeman, Executive Director, Millennium Film Workshop
, July 2023
- Exhibition Design for Rhizomeat Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya CSMVS, May 2023
- Kitchen Evolution Distributed by Mubi, March 2023
- Film screening and Panel Discussion of Kitchen Evolution at THE TANK NYC(off-Broadway theater),SAWCC, 2022-23
- Kitchen Evolution Book published by uninterrupted us, distributed by Printed Matter, 2022
- Film Festival selection at New filmmakers New York, Nov 2022