Friday, March 07, 2008

Por las ramas - bioplasticworking

Shedworking atmospheres don't come much more temporary nor cocoon-like than Nacho Carbonell's Por las ramas. "I create a space in nature, where you feel protected as in a fetus," he says. "The perception of home is strongly linked to the material. Making your own cocoon we transferred our emotions, needs, into our shelter." Nacho continues:
"Crafts make things more human.The look of this cocoon has a strong over-natural aesthetic. I want to expose concepts as: public and private or natural and artificial, creating a contradiction who leads the project since the very begining.For the construction of this cocoons I used bioplastics (used in agriculture, they disappear after one season). This is intended to be transitory. It will eventually be reclaimed by nature, but in return nature will provide benefits to nature and it will close the natural circle of live. This design is as an optical illusion."
And here's how you put one up...Via Designboom


  1. Anonymous1:50 PM

    'Fraid I can't appreciate this one: too reminiscent of (a) tent caterpillars and (b) the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags that nest in the trees along the roadways of my region.

    Bill D

  2. Yes, it does look a little distressed. But if you fancied fishing and working at the same time, it might be just the job.