BA (Hons) Interior Design
Folk Archivum is an interactive research archive for home and nature collections, which explore the psychological differences between an objective and subjective exhibition, through 'Refuge and Prospect' theory. The poetic proposal, which was born from an ambitious analysis into the psychology of design and primitive instincts, provides an intimate and unique space for an intimate observation with the archive. At the core of the archive is people, their imagination and deepest thoughts. The communication of this is embedded in the design, and is evident in a space that uses handcrafted materials to put collections and hobbies at the forefront of the design language. Two widely different areas of the archive encourage exploration; the use of longer corridors, extends into new areas, and intimate corners allow visitors to journey through the space the way they want to, creating unique experiences.
The Archive, is the reinvention of a bar that works in union with Folk Archivum providing a unique space for the curation of bespoke beverages based on your personality type and psyche. It does this through interactive design embedded in deeper psychological decisions, including a tactile wall of aroma-boxes and vessels to choose from. If you have visited the collections in Folk Archivum you unlock a special cocktail based on your personality type, which you can then order straight off the menu. Or if you'd prefer you can venture through the ingredient selection process inside the bar. When you have curated your beverage, your mystery drink is then assembled and revealed with a sense of theatre, which you can then enjoy in a bright and open prospect, looking out over the river Irwell, or in a more intimate and dark refuge, closer to cave-like walls and vaulted ceilings - your choice based on “Prospect and Refuge” Theory