Listen to your hands by Lee Sanghyeok

‘Listen to Your Hands’is a desk by Sanghyeok Lee which has just won second prize in the [D3] Contest during the IMM Cologne 2012. Listen to Your Hands explores our relationship with inanimate objects, like furniture. The drawers in Sanghyeok Lee’s desk are all connected on the inside by a single, empty space. Close a drawer too quickly and the sudden burst of air forces another drawer to pop out unexpectedly elsewhere. “It’s a form of dialogue through one of the most sensitive of human senses; touch,” says Lee. The desk makes people conscious of what they are doing with their hands. A gentle push to the drawer keeps the others in place, communicating to us the need to act with intention, we need to listen with our hands.

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