In designing the facade for the face scanner, I was inspired by the bellows used by traditional box cameras of the early 20th century.
The camera and bellows echoed the mechanisms of perception, image capture, and projection that I was trying to achieve in the face scanner.
However, I was not quite satisfied with making a box to house the electronic components. I wanted the object to take a nod both to the past and to the future. Furthermore, I wanted it to be soft and to have a more organic structure. I believe that the structures of the future will be both soft and strong, and was inspired by Tereforms soft car designs when I saw them several years ago.
Working with the architect and my good friend Adam Brillhart, we discussed how the object’s design could reflect its content. Elaborating on the design of the original bellows, he created a double spiral connected horizontally in the center.