yuri suzuki explores sound in the domestic landscape with 'furniture music' exhibition
 

yuri suzuki explores sound in the domestic landscape with 'furniture music' exhibition

yuri suzuki explores a definition of sound design in contemporary times through new solo exhibition. ‘furniture music’ attempts to redesign the domestic soundscape and discover ways for sound to enhance harmony and comfort within one’s surroundings instead of turning into noise.


guitar table, 2018 – courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london
all photos by corey bartle-sanderson

 

 

with furniture music, suzuki examines sounds that exist in the periphery and can really impact our environment, and challenges the way those are designed to offer solutions to real-world problems. the title comes from french composer eric satie’s description of his own music as ‘a sound that should not be actively listened to, but present at the periphery of our daily lives’. the exhibition comprises two main bodies of work: an immersive installation, titled ‘sound of the waves’ (2018); and a series of appliances and furniture pieces conceived for the kitchen/living areas of the home which include, among others, a singing washing machine (2018), developed in conversation with composer matthew herbert, and a musical kettle (2010).


washing machine, 2018, blender, 2018 & musical kettle, 2010 – courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london

 

 


blender, 2018 & musical kettle, 2010 – courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london


white noise machine, 2009 -courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london


mobile phone, 2018 – courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london


sound of the waves, 2018 – courtesy the artist and stanley picker gallery at kingston university london

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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