The Opposite of Smooth – Development of a Sensory Surface

Yasemin Leyla Walter

Juli / July - 2022

Fachhochschule Potsdam

Bachelor of Arts


This work is primarily concerned with what one perceives. Our senses make it possible for us to grasp our surroundings. As far as the sense of touch is concerned, surfaces are meant to be touched. That is why a surface was created that invites us to touch it. Handicraft and digital production are brought together and addressed, along with our perception of nature. The organic surface designed was based on the bark of a tree and shows the origin of the wood material. There is a strong focus on the naturalness of the design. The result is a minimalist piece of seating furniture where the surface plays a central role. The bark was generated from photographic images. Topographic surfaces were subsequently digitally generated and deliberately not reproduced true to nature. From the symbiosis of natural, digital, and artisanal aspects, an approach that is intended to pay homage to nature emerged.