To celebrate great Danish designs, Frame magazine and online platform Danish invited Sebastian Herkner and Niek Pulles to reframe ten iconic furniture pieces from Denmark fo an exhibition called ‘Re-framing Danish Design’.
Designer Niek Pulles explores the tactile connections between materials and the human body.
His work, which blurs the boundaries that separate product design and fashion, features a dynamic that highlights the development of his living, breathing ‘foamboy monsters’, most recently seen frozen in a state of suspended animation at Comme des Garçons stores worldwide. At Dutch Design Week 2014, Pulles staged mannequins wearing fashions of the future, afloat in a tropical island-cum-nightclub as part of the Modebelofte installation. He recognizes the link between his work and the task at hand: ‘Danish design is very close to the body. I see a beautiful and elegant relationship with human shapes.’ Referring to the iconic objects that he’s chosen for Re-Framing Danish Design, he continues: ‘They are sculptures, pieces that are very delicate and made with lots of love and dedication. I want to respect their origins but execute the designs with my own signature – give them my personal identity.’
– by Lauren Grieco, Frame Magazine