Hands at home? Textures, tactility and touch in interior design

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter explores the mutually constitutive relationships between touch and interior design for the home, in an analysis attentive to modernisms and mediation. The phrase ‘home comforts’ indicates that the home is not merely a place; it is a group of sensory experiences which collectively produce a distinctive comfort. Here, I examine three key tendencies of modernism, showing how a focus on touch yields new understanding about the interplay of people and their object worlds in domestic interiors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Senses in Interior Design
Subtitle of host publicationSensorial expressions and experiences
EditorsJohn Potvin, Benoit Beaulieu, Marie-Ève Marchand
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5261-6781-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5261-6782-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameStudies in Design and Material Culture
PublisherManchester University Press


  • Design History
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Design History
  • Touch
  • HAND
  • Modernism


Dive into the research topics of 'Hands at home? Textures, tactility and touch in interior design'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this