Demokratisierung des Designs

Tobias Turco

Juli / July - 2019

Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar



The decentralized lending system "Sharing Point" is intended to be a source of inspiration for an alternative form of business. A network of stations where, depending on the location, consumer products are available 24/7. Whether in your own home or in urban areas, it should target user groups offer the possibility of things in a managed system to have available that are not worth buying because of short-term use.

What is the Topic?

In the future, it will no longer be owned, but use. Existing economic forms are reaching their limits and new types of consumption are required. Through collective use of everyday objects that are not individual reduction is the goal of resource expenses.

Why does it look like this?

Urban situations and furniture must be due to your public accessibility design conditions such as robustness to vandalism, resistance to environmental influences and are subject to many years of use. This results in one the function and aesthetics reduced to the essentials, which I like for my design of the sharing point.

What is special?

The "Sharing Point" enables a transfer of consumer products to the commons area. In addition to the loan function, the project aims to rethink the user and the producer at the same time. By connecting an online platform, it should give users the opportunity to have a say in which Commons products are needed based on local needs. Thus, the user indirectly influences the design of products through his usage behavior. Not as expected from a disciplinary perspective, the focus here is on problem solving through the product, but rather through the design of processes, systems and lifestyles.

What is new?

"Sharing Point" stands for possession management of everyday objects according to the motto “use instead of own”. It is an offer to have rarely used products available when you need them without buying them yourself. Will improve the resources to be produced for the production of flat quality and the demand for durable, good products.