Waiting Room Survival by Philip Lüschen

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Amsterdam-based artist Philip Lüschen is doing us all a favor by addressing the common dilemma of what to do in a waiting room. Between the Sneak in Front Tool, a contraption displaying images of empty seats to hide other waiters, and the Incognito Nose Stand with false nose applications, Lüschen’s collection of knickknacks makes waiting a perfect opportunity for strategic interpersonal interaction. For those more introverted, the Waiting Room Survival Book that doubles as a spying device – eye holes are conveniently cut out near the spine of the book – is a must. The only problem that remains to be solved is how to reference the formerly dreadful space if Lüschen’s fun devices have removed the “wait” in “waiting room.”

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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