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21APR 2012

MILAN 2012: Mutation Series / Maarten De Ceulaer

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The pieces in this series look like they weren’t made by hands, but have grown to their present form organically.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
They might be the result of a mutation in cells, or the result of a chemical or nuclear reaction.

© Maarten De Ceulaer


© Maarten De Ceulaer
Perhaps it’s a virus or bacteria that has grown dramatically out of scale.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
The Mutation pieces make you look at furniture in a different way.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
Maybe one day we would be able to grow a piece of furniture like we breed or clone an animal, and manipulate it’s shape like a bonsai tree.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
On the other hand, the project can be seen as an experimental review of classic furniture upholstery.

© Maarten De Ceulaer


© Maarten De Ceulaer
It reminds us of the famous and iconic deep buttoned (Chesterfield) sofa's, interpreted in a highly contemporary and sculptural way.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
Instead of upholstering springs and foam with leather or textile, these pieces are created by carefully composing patterns with cut-offs of foam spheres of various sizes, and applying them onto a structure.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
In the end the entire piece gets coated, with a durable rubber or tactile velvet-like finish.

© Maarten De Ceulaer
It is hardly impossible to ever recreate such a specific pattern, so every piece is completely unique.

© Maarten De Ceulaer


© Maarten De Ceulaer
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© Maarten De Ceulaer


City:
Milan


Status:
Completed


Website (references):
https://sites.google.com/site/mdeceulaer/projects/mutation-series






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