Anthony Dunne
Head of Department

Placebo

The Placebo project is an experiment in taking conceptual design beyond the gallery into everyday life. We devised and made eight prototype objects to investigate peoples’ attitudes to and experiences of electromagnetic fields in the home, and placed them with volunteers. Made from MDF and usually one other specialist material, the objects are purposely diagrammatic and vaguely familiar. They are open-ended enough to prompt stories but not so open as to bewilder.




OTHER PROJECTS
Technological Dreams Series: no 1, Robots (2007)
Do you Want to Replace the Existing Normal? (2007/08)



This GPS table displays its exact position in the world
This GPS table displays its exact position in the world
The Electro-draught Excluder deflects stray electromagnetic fields
The Electro-draught Excluder deflects stray electromagnetic fields
The Compass Table’s needles twitch and spin when electronic products are placed on its surface
The Compass Table’s needles twitch and spin when electronic products are placed on its surface