THE FURNITURE FLOATS ON THE ICE FLOES OF LONGINGS / EXTREME HOUSING / ESCAPE
Traveler’s tale expands and develops this content. design classics and everyday life objects are swimming on ice floes which are cut out of Caspar David Friedrich’s ‘the sea of ice.’
The mobile society in mind traveler’s tale tells us about the romantic idea of landscape and the desire for traveling to remote places like the arctic. With traveler’s tale the designers examine the instant of sublimity and mysticism. the airy character of the fabric links back to interior settings as well as to fashion. Traveler’s tale is sewn as a tent and gives shelter in an avant-garde and poetic manner.
Selected products: Bialetti Coffeemaker, 1933; General Ideas, putti (seal out of soap), 1993; Marcel Wanders, knotted chair, 1995; Verner Panton, Panton chair, 1959-1960; Jasper Morrison, plywood chair, 1988; Michele de Lucchi, toaster, 1982; Olivier Mourgue, Bouloum, 1968; image: Caspar David Friedrich, the sea of ice, 1823–24.
Design - Ruth Spitzer and Sarah Dorkenwald
Year - 2009
Presented - Harbourfront Center, Fashion No No, 2009.
Details - 145x390cm, dye sublimation, ‘missing thread’, Kvadrat.