It’s time for a new humanism in design. A humanistic approach in which not only does form follow basic function, but extends this function by interacting with psychological and bodily processes in a way that is adaptive to, and enriched by, the environment.
BETWEEN POETRY AND SCIENCE
Born in 1983 in Eindhoven (NL), Roy Verbakel successfully obtained his degree as an industrial and product designer at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012. He lived and worked in the Netherlands and moved to Belgium in 2013.
Poetry moves and science evolves. Those two principles are closely combined in Roy Verbakel’s work. He starts from a thorough scientific research which he valorizes in several design theses that can be influenced by a certain product or service. These different facets highlight the poetic meaning behind the primary function of things.