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MProjects— Soft Baroque: Foamy feeling

15 - 21 Jan 2018

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 and 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.

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
Entry cost:

Free Entry

Accessibility:

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision