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  • cocoon cradle – mother piece

    cocoon cradle - mother piece
    tokyo JAPAN

    kosukeTSUMURA: i was introduced to FELIBENDY as a fluffy cloud-like material that could be processed into blanket-like fabric tuned to a variety of different thicknesses and hardness’s. that encounter inspires two stories. first was a shape like a cradle, with a depression in the center where a new-born baby could be placed. around it, i envisaged ivy-like relieves to signify celebration of the child’s birth. the extra fabric on the outside can be used to cover the baby, or it perhaps used to rock the cradle. the second idea was of a round piece of fabric that could be linked as desired. i used the pieces to create clothing in the image of a mother. some of the same pieces can be joined together to make a cocoon cradle-a metaphor for the way that dna provides a link from the past to the future. hot steam enables the material to be freely formed, but when it sets, it firmly retains its shape. this property allows softness and firmness to co-exist in the same sheet of material.

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