Pushing the boundaries in an attempt to make carpets.
“Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day.” Says Bertjan Pot who works with Vladi Rapaport and Marjolein Fase.
The Masks were initially the result of a materials experiment that started out in 2010, which has become an ongoing project. Today studio Bertjan Pot collaborates with furniture companies such as Mooi, Arco, Established & Sons and Goods and Moustache. That is if Bertjan is not busy with self initiated projects and pieces.
Feline friends, did you know there’s a T-shirt company that professes an undying allegiance to the cat species?
We went to Eindhoven to explore conceptual
and experimental design from the Netherlands and further afield.