Making everyday objects special

Unison app’ presented in Disegno


To commemorate Disegno’s fifth birthday, nine designers were invited to update the ritual of toasting for contemporary society. The result, published in Disegno magazine, was a series of new typologies of communal celebration that blend function, ritual, symbolism and social critique. This app’ is Sebastian Bergne’s response to the brief.

…Unison is a natural extension of sitting around a table and making a toast, which makes it enormously powerful. It’s not that toasting would die out otherwise, but by having an application in the digital realm, you give the act of toasting a relevance and bring it in line with contemporary culture. Maybe it will take on a different form entirely, one that isn’t about the drink. Maybe there’s a small physical action related to the act of drinking. It’s about marking a specific moment and getting everyone to do something simultaneously, no matter the timezone…

See more about the project

This is an extract from Disegno #12, 2017.

Illustration by Liam Cobb.