outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation
 
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mar 21, 2012

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation

‘laputa imaginary landscape’ by outofstock images © the workshop gallery

outofstock design studio, based in both singapore and barcelona, has created ‘laputa’, an installation depicting the landscape found in the novel ‘gulliver’s travels’ by jonathan swift. copper cones are crumpled, their texture juxtaposed with moss, and hung from the ceiling, portraying an island floating in the white landscape of a tent. the project is a contemplation on the chaos of our society and ponders whether these fictional landscapes are the only place where we can make sense of our increasingly surreal realities.

the workshop gallery, founded by outofstock debuted the installation as part of ‘singaplural‘ during singapore furniture design week 2012. it was one of five public art projects presented under the theme of environmental sustainability within the exhibition design-larger-than-life.

2012 marks the inaugural year of ‘singaplural‘, a design trail which hosts multiple IFFS satellite exhibitions at various locations throughout singapore’s city centre. these ‘routes’ focus on architecture, furniture, interiors, graphic and fashion design. a main highlight of this new event is design*SCAPE, a concept which alters the conventional way of individual exhibition transforming a congregated platform for local designers or talents to showcase their design artworks.

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation detail images © the workshop gallery

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation floating copper island image © designboom

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation view from below image © designboom  

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation general view of the floating copper islands image © designboom

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation view from above images © the workshop gallery

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation street view of the installation image © designboom

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation copper cones being created image © designboom

outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation the attaching of the wooden frame

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outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation crumpling the copper

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outofstock: laputa imaginary landscape installation detail

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international furniture fair singapore / ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS) the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS), began in 1981 and has since come to be regarded by industry experts as asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into the global market. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded the ‘approved international fair’ status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players, with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia developed to expand the scope of the show.

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