About Object Cor
Our sense of touch is so critical and deeply rooted within us that it resides mostly within our subconscious, yet it is fundamental to human development, well-being, emotion and more. The connection between touch and emotion can be observed in our etymology of language. In English the word feeling, refers not only to our sense of touch but also to our emotions.
With this evident connection some philosophers (Jan Patočka & John Dewey) argue that our emotions can be considered a type of sense. This is particularly apparent when considering empathy, which allows us, through imagination, to immerse ourselves in the experience of others.
Our senses combined with consciousness enables us to differentiate ourselves from our surroundings. However, the notion of self means that we are inclined to distance ourselves from our environment, considering ourselves isolate beings. This is evident in our choice to reside in urban built environments that can often ignore our fundamental connection to nature.
With a focus on our sense of touch Florence Carter, the companies founder, explores incorporating natures tactile experiences into everyday mundane interactions. Through craft practice, the occasional addition of technology, and material exploration, Florence explores how an object can create a deeper connection with its user emotionally while also creating a monetary re-connection with nature.
Florence's background in silversmithing has given her a particular eye for detail and precision, her passion lies in creating bespoke items, keeping traditional craft skills alive, as well as bringing elements from nature subtly into the home.