skeuomorph


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skeuomorph

(ˈskjuːəˌmɔːf) or

skeuomorphism

n
(Art Terms) a functional item redesigned as something decorative
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The application of personification design and skeuomorph makes facilities more visually hierarchical.
Foregrounding the work as a skeuomorph within the vernacular of furniture opens up and undercuts its prescriptive mandate, along the way stumbling through a freewheeling world that oscillates between figuration and ornamentation.