Memory Rug by Lukas Sherrer
Not in many cases, we see that computer technologies are taken as inspiration for furnishing accessories, however that is really surprising if we take into consideration the large portion of our time the machines consume. Not so long ago, memory was a psychological construct, on which the existence of human beings is based on. With our memory comes the experience, as we learn to live and to take actions. However now, memory is often associated with a computer detail, which is analogue to the memory in humans, only consisting of chips, metal and wires.
Modern Memory Rug Concept
Swiss designer Lukas Scherrer has designed a contemporary furnishing item, which he entitled the Memory Rug. What would you expect from a thing with such an abstract name? Well, that it should be abstractly focusing on him reminiscing on events in the designer’s life, right? Well, in this case you could not be any further from truth.
The rug is a wool version of a computer chip, which is cleverly called memory, as it is one of the key components in the computer. It represents the “centerpiece of a standard computer – the print circuit board, which is to be found in every computer and in any kind of electronic equipment” .The rug is a complete 3D imitation of that chip. What a clever idea, to make a furnishing item that mimics the part of the electronic device people can’t live without in this century!
Despite being a traditional carpet from wool, the rug is very unusual in the pattern, as we see little details of the computer chip, which were enlarged to match the size of the carpet. As mentioned by carpet maker Ruckstuhl:
“Memory reflects tradition, technology, delight in experiment and the spirit of the times.”
Of course such a clever furnishing piece could be noticed by the community of designers from all over the world, so the Memory Rug is going to be displayed during Salone del Mobile 2013 at the Ruckstuhl Showroom in Milan just off the Piazza San Babila.