The Psico Design Manifest

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    A bit of psychology, and art
    and a new way of living the space

    Psychology and art, which seem to be so far one from the other, rather than the habitual context of art conceived within “galleries” and psychology at a doctor’s office, actually are very close to permeating a new way of presenting itself to set up a new concept of furnishing and use of the living and working space.

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    Three new dimensions:
    interior, artistic, space

    An intervention of Psico Design considers three different levels of the situation to be analysed:
    • internal to be read as interior
    • artistic (tone of colours, shapes, objects)
    • space

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    Interpreting colours and materials
    and understand their power

    Colours and materials are allied to our well-being.
    Psico Design suggests the use of certain materials and colours particularly appropriated to favour psychological well-being, respecting our planet.

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    Personal relations
    furnish spaces

    It is not only the objects that furnish our house and work place.
    Relations between the people living there play a key role in furnishings.

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    Space belongs to everyone:
    women, men, children

    There is a “bubble.space” inside the house hich protects our intimacy from our housemates.
    This space is essential for the well-being of each of us.
    Everyone, just because of different needs, should have a physical and psychological space where to rest, concentrate, think or relax, a space where to be alone without being disturbed, not even by their dear ones.

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    Our home: the place of our soul;
    realizing Olivier Marc's thoughts

    Being our home, a house that welcomes, protects and gives us well-being, must include the essence and the soul of the people.
    According to O. Marc’s theory, Psico Design can make every house or living place personal, comfortable and functional, pointing to the concept of a primordial home, the maternal uterus, where life began and developed, giving warmth and protection.


BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

  • Marc O. “Psicoanalisi della casa” Red Edizioni, 1994 - (Psychology of the house).
  • Maeda J. “Le leggi della semplicità” Bruno Mondadori, 2006 - (The laws of simplicity).
  • Morselli S., Nicolini A. “Dire fare abitare” Alla ricerca del proprio spazio domestico Ed. La Linea, 2012 - (Say, do, live. Searching for your home space).
  • Starace G. “Gli oggetti e la vita” Ed. Donzelli, 2013 - (Objects and life).
  • Mascagna F. “Teoia e psicologia del colore e della forma” Ed. La Caravella, 2006 - (The theory and psychology of colours and shapes).
  • Luscher M. “La persona a quattro colori” Ed. Astrolabio, 1993 - (The 4 colour person).
  • Watzlawick P., Beavin J.H., Don D. Jackson “Pragmatica della comunicazione umana” Ed. Astrolabio, 1971 - (Pracmatics of Human Communication).