inflatable furniture installation by lambert kamps at IMM cologne
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groningen-based artist and designer lambert kamps has presented a selection of his most renowned work during IMM cologne 2014 for the gronicles #4 exhibition at passagen. featuring ‘inflatable furniture’, a series of swollen, bulging chairs and ‘cozy shelter’, an interactive inflatable hiding ground, the objects intersect the boundary between art, architecture and design. appearing like a sandbag fortress, the blow-up defense structure appears as a pastel collard cave, providing space for people to enjoy the warm, internal atmosphere, layered with soft wool blankets. constructed with a 220 meter long inflatable tube and wrapped with nautical fabrics, the temporary installation is banded in layers and connected together with red straps. visitors can navigate through the various openings by popping their heads between the gaps within the surface.

 

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the temporary installation is banded together in layers and connected together with red straps
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inflatable furniture installation by lambert kamps at IMM cologne

view from inside the structure
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inflatable furniture installation by lambert kamps at IMM cologne
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inflatable furniture installation by lambert kamps at IMM cologne

visitors can navigate through the various openings by popping their heads between the gaps within the surface
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detail of the inflatable tubing system
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like ‘cozy shelter’, the ‘inflatable furniture’ collection can be filled with air or be deflated for adapting and fitting inside smaller spaces. ‘it is possible to move to a smaller house, because one room can be used for all purposes,’ explains kamps. ‘a room can change its function, for example from a living room into a bedroom: you fill up your bed and deflate your table, chairs and cupboard.’

 

 

inflatable furniture installation by lambert kamps at IMM cologneimage courtesy lambert kamps

 

 

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