Taking its cue from the festival’s theme “Small is Beautiful”, “Everyday Spectacle” explores the possibilities of an inconspicuous, common… Read More
Taking its cue from the festival’s theme “Small is Beautiful”, “Everyday Spectacle” explores the possibilities of an inconspicuous, commonplace object – the wooden clothes peg – to investigate parallel design strategies shared between the fields of architecture and fashion.
Purposefully avoiding the use of traditional materials, the modular peg serves as a neutral ‘building block’ that is arranged in repetition and hand-woven together with wire and nylon to form a malleable wooden tapestry. This hybrid of fabric and solid surface responds to controlled manipulation in order to achieve a final desired form. With its sinuous gesture, the suspended piece conceals the inherent rigidity of the wood as it floats amidst a one-way mirrored glass box. By illuminating the installation from within the enclosure, the imperfect perforations and gaps scattered across the form indirectly cast spontaneous shadows within an otherwise manicured environment.