Our peculiar object of the week is the 'Kokon Chair' created by Dutch designer Jurgen Bey, who wrapped existing chairs with tight, elastic synthetic fiber resulting in a highly imaginative hybrid. Futuristic nostalgics? Sure. The conceptually interesting thing here, is that instead of using raw material, existing products are recycled as a design material for a new product. Furthermore Kokon furniture subverts the idea of an ideal form by suggesting infinite variations of the archetype; Form follows Form.
What is your view on the coronavirus?
Koert van Mensvoort: The virus makes us aware of other lifeforms with other perspectives, desires and needs. It also teaches us that we are one humanity. These viral invaders don’t discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, income, social status, political or sexual preference. We are together and must work together to overcome. Stay safe.Comment