Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, Michael Anastassiades. Priscila Huggable Atomic Mushroom, from the Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times Project (Prototype). 2004

Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, and Michael Anastassiades Priscila Huggable Atomic Mushroom, from the Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times Project (Prototype) 2004

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The designers seek to stimulate debate about the social, cultural, and ethical impact of emerging technologies. Their collaborators and clients range from cultural institutions to industrial research laboratories; their design objects are a medium for exploration and reflection on daily life in the age of advanced technology.

Priscila Huggable Atomic Mushroom is part of the collection Design for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times, prescription products that explore the psychological connections between objects and their users. The designers invite us to embrace our fears, quite literally: to take home a symbol of nuclear annihilation and cuddle it.

Gallery label from SAFE: Design Takes on Risk, October 16, 2005–January 2, 2006.
Medium
Reflective fabric and polyester stuffing
Dimensions
10 5/8 x 11 7/8" (27 x 30 cm) diam.
Credit
Craig Robins Purchase Fund
Object number
98.2006
Copyright
© 2019 Michael Anastassiades
Department
Architecture and Design

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