Interaction Collection by MOAK Studio
Every once in a while, we come across design objects that are not only beautiful and functional, but also urge us to pause and think about the way we live our lives. Such is the case with the Colombian MOAK Studio and their ‘Interaction Collection,’ which we stumbled upon during Milan Design Week’s DIN Exhibition at Lambrate Design District.
With Interaction, a prototype collection featuring two very distinct lamps and a speaker, MOAK studio aims to shed light on the physical interactions we have forgotten in the digital era – in an effort to bring us closer to the physical world and appreciate the movements that allow commonplace objects to function.
Dina Lamp: a lamp that brings awareness to the value of light
With the first product, MOAK aims to remind users of the value of light by making them pay for it. That’s right, the Dina lamp requires money to turn on, and inserting a coin is the only way for it to light up.
To function, a medium-to-large sized coin is inserted to activate the electrical circuit, and when we want DINA to stop illuminating, we simply pull the wooden knob on the side to recover the coin. It’s a thoughtful reminder that nothing is for free!
Volé Lamp: a new way of interacting with a familiar object
In contrast to the Dina Lamp, which functions when a coin is inserted, Volé turns on when the user blows on a windmill-like feature on its side. MOAK took advantage of this functionality to subtly remind us that there are different ways of relating to the objects around us, that deviate from conventional experience. Volé generates dim, ambient lighting for a calm and cozy atmosphere.
Hilo Speaker: a reminder of tangible technology
Finally, the Hilo Speaker is not meant to be revolutionary but rather nostalgic, referring back to the now old-fashioned way of manually raising and lowering the speaker volume by means of a knob, a function that has been replaced by a digitalized experience since the advent of smart phones. moakstudio.co