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1007, Importance of the Obvious Collection, 2013

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"label_number": "1007",
"title": "Importance of the Obvious Collection, 2013",
"description": "This series of benches and stools by Kollektiv Plus Zwei evokes the sensory table. The designers layered wood, plastic, foam, and resin and cut them like cakes and nougat. A stool’s strata of colored resin resemble hard sugar candy. A bench made of layered foam and polystyrene conjures an ice cream finger topped with nonpareils.",
"tombstone": "Matthias Borowski (German, born 1983), Kollektiv Plus Zwei (Vienna, Austria, founded 2014); Courtesy of Kollektiv Plus Zwei",
"grandchild_object_collection": [
{"group_title": "Importance of the Obvious Collection",
"objects": [
{"title": "Bench, Yellow-Rosa Pie Cut with Crumbs", "description": "Layers of pink and yellow foam topped with crumbled polystyrene resemble a slab of cream pie."},
{"title": "Stool, Bon Bon", "description": "A shiny cube has been sliced from layers of transparent, candy-colored resin."},
{"title": "Stool, Nougat", "description": "A block of off-white resin has been cut from a larger slab, revealing slices of wooden logs mixed into the resin. The piece resembles a cube of nougat candy mixed with hazelnuts."},
{"title": "Bench, Foam Roll", "description": "Layers of red and white foam are rolled up and wrapped in wood veneer, like a jelly roll. Foam puffs out like cream and jelly from the ends of the roll."}
{"group_title": "Sensory Material Samples",
"objects": [
{"title": "Sensory Material Samples, 2013", "description": "These samples were created by Kollectiv Plus Zwei in their quest to make materials seem good enough to eat. These explorations led to the series of benches and stools located on the pedestal to your right.", "tombstone": "Matthias Borowski (German, born 1983), Kollektiv Plus Zwei (Vienna, Austria, founded 2014); Courtesy of Kollektiv Plus Zwei"},
{"title": "Unwrapped Chocolate Material Sample", "description": "Two pieces of chocolate-brown wood, each the size of an individual Kit Kat bar, are embedded in a small block of tin.", "tombstone": "Tin, wood"},
{"title": "Pink Gum Material Sample", "description": "Pink foam is squeezed between two blocks of wood, puffing out like chewed bubble gum from the top.", "tombstone": "Wood, polyurethane foam"},
{"title": "Rosa Sour Laces Material Sample", "description": "Strands of pink textile are embedded in a small block of cloudy plastic.", "tombstone": "Polyester, textile"},
{"title": "Milky Cloud Material Sample", "description": "Swirls of white resemble smoke frozen in a pink brick of translucent plastic.", "tombstone": "Polyester"},
{"title": "Nougat Material Sample", "tombstone": "Wood, polyurethane foam"}

  • Egg Chair Chair, 1992
  • carbon fiber resin composite, titanium alloy.
  • Gift of Pankl Praezisionstechnik GmbH.
  • 1996-43-1

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