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Nearness / connecting through emotions


Our body’s warmth is our most private perceptions. A warming hug by family in hard times, or missing a beloved person because of the vanishing warmth left on the pillow, mark the vanity of human warmth.
This Orb is an apparatus that was conceived for storing the warmth of a person’s body heat, until retrieved by another person. Designed by the idea of a touch, the person sharing his nearness holds the sphere as long as desired, thinking of the partner. The sphere remembers the duration of this moment, indicated by a gently glow and warmth. The recipient touches the sphere, the warmth releases, recreating a feeling of the other person’s touch


Hochschule für Künste

Hochschule für Künste
Bremen, Germany


Hochschule für Künste

Hochschule für Künste
Bremen, Germany

Marcel Helmer