traveler's tale 09
the furniture floats on the ice floes of longings / extreme housing / escape
145x390cm, dye sublimation, fabric: missing thread, kvadrat (denmark)
“with pinfurniture, dorkenwald und spitzer reverse the body/habitat scale by flattening and miniaturizing interior designs into tent like structures to affix to the body. designer chairs and other household goods are transformed into images on textile, which shroud the body; changing their functional purpose. in a sense, rather than sitting on the beautiful chair, the chair along with the other objects depicted, sits upon and around us.” paola poletti
traveler’s tale expands and develops this content. design classics and everyday life objects are swimming on ice floes which are cut out of caspar david friedrich’s ‘the sea of ice.’ the mobile society in mind traveler’s tale tells us about the romantic idea of landscape and the desire for traveling to remote places like the arctic. with traveler’s tale the designers examine the instant of sublimity and mysticism. the airy character of the fabric links back to interior settings as well as to fashion. traveler’s tale is sewn as a tent and gives shelter in an avant-garde and poetic manner.
selected products: bialetti coffeemaker, 1933; general ideas, putti (seal out of soap), 1993; marcel wanders, knotted chair, 1995; verner panton, panton chair, 1959-1960; jasper morrison, plywood chair, 1988; michele de lucchi, toaster, 1982; olivier mourgue, bouloum, 1968; image: caspar david friedrich, the sea of ice, 1823–24.