The pieces in the exhibition “SOFT WORKS” are the result of a two-month hands-on investigation into the field of soft materials. In a living room context, natural and synthetic, permanent and ephemeral as well as virgin and reclaimed elements are juxtaposed. By doing so, common notions of contact, constancy and comfort arequestioned.
The process was initiated by setting the goal of expanding TABLEAU’s index of industrial materials. With an increased awareness of soft matter in general, traditional upholstery processes have been bypassed. By exploring a range of different gestures within the production, the designs were selected to emphasis the material properties. As an experiment, a rather odd material selection is intended to encourage the senses.
Even though the collection of materials and processes vary widely, the objects are interlinked by their matchable marks of production. Thus, silicon seams become steel welds, broken cork edges evolve into rubber granulate outlines and expanding foam volumes alter into collapsing wax blocks.
This solo show would not have been possible without the following people:
Gustav Du Pont
Anna Clarisse Wæhrens
Thank you so much for your support!