My research is focused on the hand. Triggered by a close observation of the development of a degenerative disease, I analysed the role the hand plays in human evolution. Hand and brain have always taught each other, in a precious and fruitful dialogue. In seeing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, I focused on the importance of ‘the haptic’. By doing and making, by constructing and analysing our environment, we produce a strong imprint in our memory. What Alzheimer teaches us, can become an inspiration for our dealings with everyday objects. In my design proposal I express the dialogue between recognition of an object and the misfit in its use. We find the object unusual and particular. We have to discover it, by using it.