olaf mooij upcycles found materials into a mobile artist's studio olaf mooij upcycles found materials into a mobile artist's studio
feb 23, 2016

olaf mooij upcycles found materials into a mobile artist's studio

olaf mooij upcycles found materials into a mobile artist’s studio 
(above) ‘the coach’ is made of found objects
all images courtesy of olaf mooij

 

 

 

netherlands-based artist olaf mooij has created ‘the coach’, a mobile artist studio that was built as a collage out of found and used parts. the motivation behind the project recalls the artist’s memories as a postwar child when he used to play in the basement of his house where his parents kept a stove in case of a new war. this place was for mooij anything that his imagination and hands could conceive: carpenter’s workshop, laboratory, theatre stage, cinema, sound experiment room, soapbox car construction, etc. with ‘the coach’ he aims to achieve the same, creating a transportable unit that can serve as an artist’s studio. 

the idea behind the project is to create a safe place where artists can create 

 

 

 

from all his childhood memories, the ones of the spaceship were the best ones for the artist. ‘the safe feeling that I experienced when I was playing in this spaceship was so deep that I decided to use this feeling as a guideline for building the coach,’ comments on his latest work. ‘the coach’ is a piece that acts as a refuge, as a safe place for those who suffer from anxiety and want to have a shelter, while they create. 

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
in the park in haarlem in the netherlands

 

video courtesy of olaf mooij

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
stock bottles 

 

video courtesy of olaf mooij

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
entry 

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
the interior is equipped with various tools

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
materials and table

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
the inside gives a feeling of workshop mixed with laboratory

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
stock bottles inside

olaf mooij the coach mobile artist studio designboom
front view

 

 

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: juliana neira | designboom

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