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Barbapoef by Maarten Collignon


Photo by Femke Reijerman

Maarten Collignon is fascinated with balloons and the way they play around with air. He has tightly stretched the vent of a big, silicone balloon over a block of wood. The solid, massive tulip wood forms a stark contrast with the flexible and kneadable silicone. The balloon, a literal translation of the archetype, embraces the body. By filling it with more air, the experience will change. Playfulness in a series of pouffes called Barbapoef.

Maarten Collignon