dominic wilcox: pre handshake device
dominic wilcox: pre handshake device dominic wilcox: pre handshake device
may 18, 2010

dominic wilcox: pre handshake device

‘pre-handshake device’

many people in the world seem to be at war with each other. families split through disagreements, gang warfare on the streets, politicians arguing, whole civilisations and religions constantly battling. the ‘pre-handshake device’ designed by british designer by dominic wilcox aims to help those who are at odds with each other make a first move toward reconciliation.

ideal for visitors looking to make up with someone, the ‘pre-handshake device’ is currently on display at the uncomfortable conversations exhibition during new york design week 2010. this group exhibition challenges designers to create a piece which provokes an uncomfortable yet important conversation between individuals. the resulting work ranges from houseware,furniture, jewelry, fashion, graphics to video.

  • stupid idea

    moho says:
  • What a nonsense!! I think many designers should find better things to do with their lives…

    Yujin says:
  • it would make a great album cover though…

    Tom says:
  • you have to see this on another language..perhaps, it can be a image of the future. or a ironic image about our present contact, more like a plastic sense and less human. Is like a mask . no? i’m wrong?

    ab says:
  • Excellent!

    Minky says:
  • It is the purpose to think about less human feelings and what it is to be a human. This makes you just think about it. Its not a great design because it is an art piece.

    Ampule says:
  • Of course its Art !

    puss says:
  • Very interesting!!!

    Ruiki says:
  • The “not great design” equals art statement: Where does that understanding come from? It’s so ill informed and very prevalent.

    This is design and art. They are not exclusive. And, for me, this is a mediocre example of both.

    jk says:
  • Tom’ you are right – it would make a sweet album cover!

    andy says:
  • Pathetic Idealism. The world is not at war for some esoteric reason unknown or incomprehensible to other humans that would just require a handshake to fix. Silly. People fight because they are defending something. Solve a problem or get involved in the conversation that talks about ISSUES instead of relying on one liners then retreating into your John Lennon collection. Oh my generation of white gloves. Tom, I think they fained on the album cover as well . . . uh, Pink Floyd . . . “Wish you were here”? Google it.

    onemanwithapencil says:
  • I was taught design by people like this and that’s why I didn’t learn anything until after I graduated.

    mylittlebunnywunny says:
  • What about the Chinese? they don’t shake hands. Perhaps that is a why they are not the friendliest nation. Perhaps we could create a different model for them? Two Rubber bike helmets, connected to a series of weights and pulleys, which lower the Chinese Businessmen’s heads simultaneously and for a pre determined length of time.

    Steve Jobs Mom says:
  • I call it the iWeiwei helmet

    Steve Jobs Mom says:

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