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Worn In.

We don’t believe in perfect homes. We believe in homes that reflect who you are inside, which is just a bit rubbish but very comfortable. That’s why we have created our 2018 signature collection, worn in, so that we can all go home to face the reality of ourselves.

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Living rooms are shared spaces that bear the absence and presence of the people that live in it. The art pieces that combine organic forms with geometric shapes are made using old clothing. The worn fabrics project the body and social life onto inanimate objects.

Within what is traditionally a domestic domain, these pieces of pseudo furniture intermingle with the commercial realm, by borrowing the visual language employed by furniture chain IKEA. With that reference, the space poses the question of whether it is a showroom or a living room, and what makes a space one that is truly worn-in, and a space for the living.

Worn In features the following products:

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Famntåg

“We know that people are always busy. Aren’t you glad that FAMNTAG is always there for you when you need a hand or two?”

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Lepååk

“There is no perfect sofa in the world, but why seek perfection when you can always have a tangle of laps to come home to? Connect with your new friends in this chair and get tangled in everyday life.”

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Mååti

“The human rug is a breakthrough technology that we have wholeheartedly embraced at IKAN’T. By 2028, we can all look forward to having a home where we can all have a proper lie down without feeling alone.”

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Jümpå

“There is nothing like forced closeness that can bring a family closer together. Embrace the close comfort of loved and unloved ones with a solid cuppa.

Parts not sold separately. Loved ones not included.”

 


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For reasons highlighted above, featured below are the thoughts that the artist had considered in the making of Worn In and the processes the artist had gone through. Take your time to appreciate the work that had gone behind the single piece of final work. We hope that you too will be able to see that the value of art lies not solely in the outcome but also in the thoughts of the artist and how that was translated through a physical medium. May this will start your creative juices flowing. Happy art-making!

Artists’ References:

 

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Artists’ in progress images:

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Aini mentioned that the inspiration for Jümpå came to her when she saw someone sink into a bean bag.

 

 

Artists’ Sketches :

Aini's sketches

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Sketches by Megan Miao of possible furniture made from old clothes, including lampshades made from skirts, benches made from clothes folded upon each other, a lounge chair made with stuffed pants, an armchair padded with clothes, carpet from socks, etc.

 

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Pieces made for Park(ing) Day 2017:

These were made by Megan Miao and Aini Azidah.

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Art done by Aini Azidah, Megan Miao, Georgiana Phua

Want to learn more about Worn In? Click here for an exclusive interview!

 

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