0500, Sensory Materials
Products are designed with materials meant to influence our emotional and physical responses. Materials have shape, texture, hardness, and weight. A substance can be hot or cold, fuzzy or slick. A glass vessel or a slab of metal makes a distinctive sound when plunked or pinged. Visible textures applied to flat surfaces entice viewers to touch the world with their eyes. New materials sense and react to their environment.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.