Status anxiety


Exhibition 2005, Applied Evolution, St.Pancras, London


For the middle class fathers in urban society, the balance between work and life has been occupied by work, because of their status anxiety. (Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton, 2005) Can designers not only highlight this problem but also make them spend more quality time with their children?


The water in the aquarium drips constantly while father is working hard during the day. He has to go home early enough to stop dripping to save the fish's life, which automatically lead him to spend more time with his children. This product highlights relationship between father and his child as well as question him what is the most important thing in the life.