Wrapped by Pierre Kracht

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Cologne 2009: young German designer Pierre Kracht has created a collection of objects called Wrapped.

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The collection consists of a free standing lamp, a light fitting and a chair all made of a cocoon of thread.

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Kracht entered the project into the d[3] contest organised by IMM Cologne 2009 last month, where it was chosen as part of an exhibition featuring 30 other designs; see our earlier story.

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Here's a description by Kracht:

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Wrapped - ensnares the past

Memories fashion our lives, yet fade with time. We want to hang on to them, secure them for the future, though this can only ever be an aspiration, for their true content remains ephemeral. Things become witnesses of their own history, their corporeality acts like a host. Their bodies are wrapped in thin string so that in the end they disappear; dissolve completely. Thus only their external forms remain in the usual place in the room, a mere hint, a shadow of what they are. Because they are no longer there, they question and confirm their purpose and function.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at 9:05 am by Rachael Sykes. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Ste

    love the idea… great concept and well transferred to real objects! specially dig the chandellier… nice stuff

  • danielle

    delightful!

  • BH

    Ghostly, wonderful, like a silken spiders web.

    I would interested to know how he has done this. Are the wrapped ‘bodies’ previously existing furniture pieces and if so how did he get them out from the middle once wrapped? If not, are they wrapped around something which is able to be burnt out or dissolved etc?

  • BRian

    Dude,
    Didnt Flos do this several years back??????

    Great pieces, though

    Bri

  • Ann T.

    Great stuff!

  • Just Do It

    Reminds me a lot of Dutch designer Bertjan Pot… Bertjan’s project was smarter too. The re-use of known forms has already been done a lot the last 15 years but with more content, not only as an excuse for shape.

  • lori

    Very interesting designs.

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  • koben

    i like projects that tells stories.
    it reminds me of this other project:
    http://mocoloco.com/archives/010103.php

  • Dad

    This is smarter than the Moth balling that flos use. I like this a lot. I don’t think that you can compare to the Wanders design this is much more haunting and wonderful.

  • http://www.sovrappensiero.com yo

    brtjanpot in 2003 did the same thing
    http://www.bertjanpot.nl/randomchairframeset.html