Omer Gonen: Col(lar)-blind


As colour is an essential aspect of Footscray, I could not help but wonder how perception would change a setting. This led me to the investigation into colour blindness because my client, Antonio Garcia has tritanopia (SAY WHAT IT IS!!!).

The design outcome of the wearable collar reflected the colours in which people with tritanopia colour blindness can see. The shape of the garment comes from the ‘route’ outline of the user in his day to day life. The elements that constitute the design are attached with key rings. The use of the rings provides a form of personal memory that may come in the form of a souvenir and is connotative of precious possessions such as a house or car keys. All these elements generate a meaningful and unique design for the user.