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MProjects Soft Baroque: Foamy feeling

Mon 15 Jan – Sun 21 Jan 2018



2018-01-15 00:00 2018-01-21 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Soft Baroque: Foamy feeling MPavilion MPAVILION

Photo courtesy Soft Baroque

Discover the work of Soft Baroque at this year’s MPavilion in January. With Foamy feeling, Soft Baroque—a.k.a. the hugely creative London-based contemporary design duo Saša Štucin and Nicholas Gardner—create a site-specific furniture installation.

Inflated by polyurethane foam and making themselves at home, these spread-eagled, soft entities mingle and serve the comfort of the audience. The site-specific ‘foamy’ entities become both inanimate spectator and participating performance member in Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten of OMA’s amphitheatre-style pavilion. Soft Baroque will cast these forms in situ as a proposal for hyper-custom comfort solutions and an exercise in expressive furniture-making.

A series of air-tight membranes will be filled with soft polyurethane expanding foam and slumped over the stairs before being cured, triggering unusual and unexpected forms. These soft add-ons will be used as stair sofas throughout the duration of the installation.

Read our interview with Soft Baroque.

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