Floating Among Clouds, Trapp and Cloud
As global warming brings the threat of rising tides closer, Asnate Bockis has designed two objects that can adapt easily to a new, waterlogged environment. With Trapp, she tackles urban street furniture. When all is dry, it is a public bench. In the case of a flood, one end floats upwards to form a vertical mini-island refuge. In this sense the function also shifts, from social to survival. In the same vein, she has designed floating furniture for the domestic setting. Cloud can be transformed from a soft sofa to a boat, complete with rudder for balance. After all, it pays to be prepared. Together the series is called Floating Among Clouds.
Photo by René van der Hulst