Cabinet of Curiosities

Michiel Poelmann

Naarden, 2015, apr. 210 x 70 x 30cm.
The ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ exhibited at the ‘Salone del Mobile, 2015’ is a sculptural piece. Copper strings are vertically stretched in a steel framework based on two bended legs. In between the strings hollow shaped plates of steel and copper form niches in which one is able to display for example a piece of jewelry or other curiosities. Although the used metal weighs quite heavy the open transparent structure of thin wires creates a sense of lightness. The round shapes of the niches together with the slightly bended strings result in an almost fleecy and warm quality. In this piece Poelmann is looking for the edge between design and sculpture, as he shows us an object in which aesthetics are more important than functionality.

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