Madeleine Duflot

Into-form is a sculptural design project around the concept of gestalt: the idea of a form created by individual parts arranged together and to be seen as a whole rather than as a sum of its components.

Five shapes are at the disposal of the user who has the freedom to join them together depending on their needs and feelings.

Once arranged, we are looking at an ephemeral and functional sculpture, with every new assembly becoming a new gestalt.

The body.ies interacting with Into-form are turning into additional parts and fully merge into the whole picture, becoming each time part of a new gestalt.

Purely sculptural, purely functional or playing on both aspects at the same time, Into-form aims to create an emotional bond between the user and the furniture using art as a tool. The many possibilities and ephemeral aspect of each creation along with the interactive and participatory nature of the work should foster empathy towards the pieces of furniture and stimulate creativity and emotions, enabling a connection to blossom between subject and object over time, which also means a better lifespan for the latter.

Into-form is not a chair, not a sofa, not a daybed, not an armchair… It is none but all at the same time! It is very modular with endless possible configurations and aims to enhance and embrace the user’s freedom at its best.

Into-form is an ilco project.

It was exhibited at '21st Faith Creatives' at The Workshop, London, in Octobre 2017, 

at Salone Satellite, Milan Design Week, in April 2018 and at the London Design Fair in September 2018.