Toran’s work inspired me a lot in its futuraction approach, raising questions of senses, emotions and genetic ethics that leaves one to wonder in many ways how loneliness can break us down. The products, while simplistic in design, illustrates the various aspects of senses well. The formulistic approach that he has taken has also helped me a lot in formulating my own project.
An exerpt of his statement :
Accessories for Lonely Men consists of a collection of eight fictional products designed to alleviate loneliness after the departure or loss of a woman. The project is an attempt to understand what initiates loneliness; do we miss the individual or the generic traces they leave behind?