cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home
 

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home

using pillows as his weapon, french artist cyril lancelin of creative studio town and concrete has envisioned the ultimate fortress to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. with ‘stay at home’ being the number one advice and instruction from governments across the globe, lancelin’s pyramid of pillows takes us back to childhood memories of building dens. the pyramid is a safe refuge, a house within a house, and a warm, embracing cocoon.

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

front view

all images courtesy of cyril lancelin / town and concrete

 

 

to make the series of images, the artist chose cushions to symbolize the idea of the house as a cozy nest, a place of rest and above all of security. through this pandemic that we are all experiencing, staying at home is the most important tool at our disposal. ‘stay at home, so as not to infect others, and stop the virus,’cyril lancelin.

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

general view

 

 

in these difficult times, we need reassuring images. often from an early age, children build mini huts and dens with cushions, pillows and blankets. the pyramid of pillows is a tribute to these constructions. 

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

general view

 

 

with this project lancelin also hopes to encourage other creatives to stay at home and share ideas through their work. even if the world of culture and exhibitions are currently on pause, our social ties can still be united through the sharing of art and design. 

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

rear view

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

axonometric view

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

elevation

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

side elevation

cyril lancelin imagines a pyramid of pillows as the ultimate symbol to stay home designboom

top view

 

 

project info:

 

artist: cyril lancelin / town and concrete

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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