frank havermans studio: kapkar frank havermans studio: kapkar
nov 23, 2011

frank havermans studio: kapkar


studio frank havermans was asked by exhibition space for contemporary art de bewaerschole in the tourist village burgh haamstede. the brief called for an autonomous object in the front garden that would attract the gaze of the passenger as goal to enter the garden and thereby the space. frank havermans has turned the autonomous question into a robust piece of outdoor furniture so that passengers and visitors can actually stay in the garden for a while and can drink, eat, read and talk. the piece has different levels for users of different kind of ages.

model back view



one can hang, sit, stand, just put one foot on it or lie on one of the beams, the footstool for an adult is the seat for a child. the location is near the north sea, what refers to its catamaran look. it is manufactured by used plywood and has a transparant roof by gulf sheet a diy material that gives the object a very accessible and playful appearance. the roof keeps the visitor dry, it feels cosy and at the same time it keeps the quality of daylight untouched and soft focus the sunbeams falling through the brenches of the tree when the sun is is fun used by one, two or used by twenty people, there is always a seat available. studio frank havermans was assisted in the production by koos schaart.

production at studio/ installation on location (2 below) image © studio frank havermans

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 image © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 view leftimage © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 with visitorimage © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 view rightimage © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 view back image © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 view back close up image © rené de wit architectuurfotografie

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 in use image © studio frank havermans

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 in useimage © studio frank havermans

KAPKAR/ HWS-18 in use image © studio frank havermans


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