Looking beyond the primary function of home as a shelter, we are five designers from South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Norway and Finland presenting our own interpretations on the importance of “home” and the reciprocal influence it has on the individuals dwelling within it.
In classical Roman religion, Genius Loci was the protective spirit of a place. Our home is our sacred place, the space where we go to get peace and beauty without static. Like the Genius Loci, we guard the home from public life and create a material environment around us that embodies what we consider most significant to us. The home becomes a shell of the self, and an objective entity with its own ‘personality’ which has a reciprocal influence on the individuals swelling within it. The objects we surround ourselves with show their meaning by activating latent memories and bringing into consciousness information about the outside world.