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Curb by Karlijn Kuipers


Photo by Vincent van Gurp

People need to feel in control. Through transformation, force, and manipulation we try to influence coincidence and natural behaviour. With Curb, Karlijn Kuipers exposes this tendency. She has twinned natural shapes with accentuated lines in her sofa. The soft, organic mass, made up of layers of wool, cotton and horsehair, erupts into a hard wooden oblong. The thin fabric spanning the whole shape is reminiscent of a skin. People sitting down on this couch may choose hard, soft, controlled, or uncontrolled.

Karlijn Kuipers