«Giants with Dwarf» in Milan, 2018

By Hürlemann
«Giants with Dwarf» in Milan, 2018

Above: Horgenglarus and Stephan Hürlemann, Switzerland

During Milano Design Week 2018, horgenglarus and Stephan Hürlemann presented the installation “Giants with Dwarf” to the visitors of Fuorisalone. The exhibition took place in one of the abandoned warehouses at Ventura Centrale. The installation developed by Stephan Hürlemann for horgenglarus in 2016 consists of seven figures, up to three metres tall, assembled with chair and table parts from the Glarus-based furniture manufacturer’s parts archive, which dates back more than a hundred years. The elements were left in the condition they were found in. To join them, holes were drilled to link them with cable ties – only the monkey’s teeth are glued on. Individual body parts of the figures can be moved by pulleys, thus bringing the bee (34 parts), duck (35 parts), the dwarf (35 parts), monkey (33 parts), panda (35 parts), tired warrior (51 parts) and Pink Panther (39 parts) to life. A specially composed soundscape of creaking ropes conjoined with humming and mumbling noises enhanced the installation’s vivid character.


Three fellows: the monkey, the bee and the tired warrior.

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