Uncreative Design

Creating a world with a collection

1. “It’s not about collecting. I don’t like to be a victim of my obsessions that way. It’s more about working with groups of things, their arrangement, how they react.”┬áIs a collection analogous to a small-scale world which has behaviors and interactions? Wherein objects have empathic conversations with each other?

2. “I like to work in the language that I talk, to think in the language that I see.” Do the things we collect shape our design language? Or do we collect things to shape our design language a certain way?

3. “The objects I collect have to be metal so that I can lift them cleanly with a magnet.” Elliman says that collection is about control in some way. But sometimes collections occur because of chance, like receiving social media notifications. How do we understand the collections that are out of our control?