foam structures

Structure and construction are equally important in the works of Sanne Schuurman, who’s interests lie in the possibilities of industrial materials beyond their usual applications. In her latest experiments, foam tubing – commonly used to insulate pipes or cushion cribs – is her material of choice. The polyester sleeves are given form with colourful connecting parts for a combination which emanates a presence of playfulness. Schuurman’s graphic compositions can easily transition into a multitude of interior solutions such as room dividers and sound-absorbing wallcoverings. With a lightweight appearance and jovial character, the outcome is a testament to the designer’s intention of challenging known applications of materials, crafts and techniques in order to find new ways of improving our everyday surroundings.

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