Installation with 7 figures
Giants with Dwarf, 2016
“Giants with Dwarf“ (Riesen mit Zwerg) is the name of the installation developed by Stephan Hürlemann for horgenglarus, the oldest wooden chair and table manufacturer in Switzerland. Seven wooden figures, up to three metres tall, are conjured out of chair and table parts from horgenglarus’ design archive, which goes back more than a hundred years. Among these are products such as classic, miro, moser, select, lyra, and others. Hürlemann and his team left all the parts in the condition in which they found them and merely drilled holes so that they could be connected with cable ties (though the monkey’s tooth was glued on). Individual limbs of the figures can be moved by pulleys, thus bringing the panda, the tired warrior, the bee, monkey, pink panther, duck and dwarf to life.
The installation was presented at Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland, for the first time.
Photos: Stefan Altenburger