Philosopher Gaston Bachelard talks about the dream potential of different spaces. Up high in attics and garrets, the mind dreams widely with clarity. The simple form of the nest, he says, conjures rest and quiet.
Dominic Wilcox bought the furniture for his Dream House room from a young woman who was going to university and needed to clear out space from her parents’ house. How apposite, then, that Dominic has created a haven for a girl’s thoughts, up high in a tree house of furniture. The laptop has been claimed for its material properties: it’s the perfect size to wedge under a wobbly chair. In Dominic’s little room, there is space and time away from the demands of the digital.
The ingenious rigged up structure is a dream too – of resourcefulness, independence and courage.
Dominic is a conceptual designer and artist, an ‘ideas man’ who brings beautiful and thoughtful objects into the world. His work includes GPS shoes which take you where you want to go, an ear trumpet that lets you listen in across a landscape, and a tea cup with an inbuilt cooling fan so you can drink at just the right temperature.