Motivational Mechanism - Alexandra Voulpioti

The worst thing that someone can do to a book is to never read it. This motivational mechanism aims to encourage reading as it requires to transfer books from the unread to the read shelf, in the same way that one thumbs through a book’s pages. The unread books are placed on a dropping shelf-platform that mimics the turning of a page. A single string keeps the balance of the structure using the unread book’s weight to balance out the read ones, which are hanging from its edge. If the unread shelf is overburdened the mechanism fails. The combination possibilities are endless; a series of them can create large installations of a personalized library mechanism. The strings can make up a playful web of independent book scales that are eye capturing and intriguing.

Alexandra Voulpioti
Three Dimensional Design Idea Material Object BA

Bath Spa University

Specialisms: Design

Sectors: Mixed Specialisms / Industrial/Product/Interiors / Industrial/Product/Interiors

Location: Athens, Greece

University / College: Bath Spa University

Course / Program Title: Three Dimensional Design Idea Material Object BA


Alexandra is a designer-maker that enjoys working with a range of materials and techniques to create conceptual objects, furniture and installations. Her work is idea based and has been characterized as clever and humorous. She adds a playful spin to everyday objects aiming to challenge people’s perceptions. Each piece of her work besides being aesthetically pleasing, tells a story.

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