Machine Wash Only

Carlijn Olde Beverborg


The car wash is one of the only interiors that is fully dedicated to machines. During this time the role of the human is passive, forced to wait for the pre programmed behaviour of the robots around them. Machine Wash Only gives us a glimpse of a world created by our domestic smart home devices. We have become subordinate to our devices becoming nothing more than objects producing data for our machines to learn from and evolve in our image. As a result we become machine – like following the preprogrammed smart home lifestyle where variety and spontenaity don’t exist. Machine Wash Only is a design object that decides for itself when it wants to be a table or when it wants to clean the floor shaping and defining our domestic interior and therefore how one should live.

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