27/06/1997 - 06/07/1997

Academy exhibition and graduation of my experimental post graduate year interior architecture at CHK Constantijn Huygens (art academy) in Kampen, 1997.

This year had an overall theme: nursing homes. I took the liberty to slightly bend the assignment; instead of designing solutions for the inhabitants of nursing homes, I designed furniture that needs care itself, because it has typical human illnesses and disabilities, both physical and mental.

I designed several pieces of furniture in which I translated my view on the main characteristics of a certain illness or disability. The ones I eventually produced are Dementiestoel and Dwarsleasietafel. This furniture seems to have the ability to create some degree of awareness, because it forces the observer to take a fresh look at the implications of a specific illness or disability.

I presented this furniture and a large (A0) drawing of all the designs, in a space defined by a suspended curtain rail.

  27/06/1997 - 06/07/1997
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  CHK Constantijn Huygens