Installation with 7 figures
Figures of «Giants with Dwarf», 2016
Giants with Dwarf is the name of the installation that Stephan Hürlemann developed for horgenglarus in 2016. The installation consists of seven figures: a bee (34 parts), duck (35 parts), dwarf (35 parts), monkey (33 parts), panda (35 parts), Pink Panther (39 parts) and tired warrior (51 parts). Hürlemann and his team assembled the figures, up to three metres tall, from table and chair parts from the Glarus-based manufacturer’s parts archive that is over one hundred years old. These include elements of popular chair models like the classic (1918), select (1934) and klio (2014). The parts were left in the condition in which they were found and only had holes drilled into them and were connected with cable ties (only the monkey’s teeth were glued on). Individual body parts of the figures can be moved with control wires. The installation was presented for the first time at Designers’ Saturday 2016 in Switzerland to relaunch the Hans Bellmann collection. In 2018 it was presented to an international audience during the Milano Designweek at Fuorisalone.
Design: Stephan Hürlemann
Award: Milano Design Award 2018
Photos: Stefan Altenburger