Mia-Marie Henze

Februar / February - 2021

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

Bachelor of Arts


There are objects that quickly become favorite objects and those to which we tend to have a negative attachment. The drying rack is an object that is rarely valued. Yet it stands in the apartment on average three days a week. Through targeted emotional design, a drying rack was constructed, which now becomes part of the apartment as a piece of furniture and thus emerges from its banishment. With a clothes rail and storage space for worn clothes, it acquires its permanent raison d'être. The starting point of my thesis was the question of whether and how one can achieve more sustainable trade through emotions. We dispose of objects before they become obsolescent. The missing or existing positive emotional connection to the object is seen and examined as a decisive factor. With the exemplary design of “Dimora”, an emotional durability should be achieved so that it remains in use for many years.