Let Me In by Sono Mocci. Bronze Award, Professionals and Enthusiasts
Before studying at the Domus Academy in Milan, Sono Mocci worked in the area of architecture and lighting design in Osaka, Japan. He has been a freelance designer since 2002 and lives in Milan.
We asked him three questions about his project Let Me In, in which he has brought together two functions into one product. He was presented with the Bronze Award in the Professionals and Enthusiasts category.
1. What problem does your project offer a solution for and how does it work?
I reconsidered the function and design of the traditional door handle. The fusion of the door handle and the security chain creates a new design icon.
2.How did your design process unfold; what steps did you take, what were the challenges?
The first impression is important. That’s why I believe that every step of the design process should initially be reduced to a minimum.
3.What are your criteria for “good” design, and what role do you think design will play in the future?
I avoid drawing any conclusions about good design. I prefer a wide variety of design views. But when I have to come up with a new idea, my priority lies in the potential of design to communicate. You can compare it to a watermark that is a readable message or language above the design.