bertjan pot + richard lampert presented by intramuros
bertjan pot + richard lampert presented by intramuros bertjan pot + richard lampert presented by intramuros
oct 21, 2012

bertjan pot + richard lampert presented by intramuros

‘masks’ by bertjan pot, 2010-ongoing  image © designboom


during the fall edition of maison et objet 2012, french publication intramuros presented ‘café intramuros’ where a selection of furniture edited by german company richard lampert accompanied an installation of masks which dutch designer bertjan pot produced. beginning as a material experiment, pot’s original intentions were to create a flat carpet by stitching rope together. however, because of the nature of the material and the technique in which he was working with, the results were quite curvy. as he was about to give up on the carpet concept, a friend suggested that perhaps he try to intentionally curve the forms to make masks. the result are pieces of art which portray exaggerated facial features, the vibrantly colored works exuding a narrative nature.

bertjan pot + richard lampert the facial forms of the masks appear exaggerated image © designboom

bertjan pot + richard lampert a combination of colors are used to produce each mask image © designboom

bertjan pot + richard lampert detail of the stitiching image © designboom

bertjan pot + richard lampert image © designboom

for some the masks, the rope is arranged to create patterns image © designboom

image © designboom

installation view of the masks within ‘café intramuros’ image © designboom

chantal hamaide, editor-in-chief of intramuros image © designboom

bertjan pot’s masks were featured in the latest edition of intramuros

documentation of the material exploration and production process

‘mash’ folding chair by alexand seifried for richard lampert W55 x H85 x D59cm

the ‘mash’ folding chair by german designer alexander seifried for richard lampert furnished ‘café intramuros’, offering an interpretation of the duality of usage between indoor and outdoor, domestic and contract, folding or mobile objects.  the formal qualities of ‘mash’ pay homage toa folding chair which had originally been produced around the 1960s,  although the designer and exact year of creation remain unknown. it takes its name from the american military feel it displays. available in a range of neutral toned weatherproof polyester mesh with coloured trim, together with solid oak armrests and outdoor powder-coated steel frame, the seating object represents a modern interpretation of the first-generation ‘camping’ chairs.

the neutrally toned chairs are highlighted with a bright colorful trim

‘café intramuros’ at maison et objet 2012image © designboom

the ‘mash’ folding chairs offered a place for visitors to rest image © designboom

general installation view of the presentation of richard lampert and bertjan pot within the café   image © designboom

*update: bertjan pot’s ‘masks’ are being presented at designmiami/ 2012.

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