Glass Elephant – interplay of industrial robots and fragile glass
The exhibition provokes the question of the fragility of contemporary consumer society. Gossamer glass meets robot arms of steel and the advanced tactile technology of the hand meets the indefatigable precision of the machine in a floating, inquisitive interplay.
“The desire for material things is universal, but what exactly do we become without our fetishes and the props we surround ourselves with? Cave people?” wonders Åsa Jungnelius, one of designers that are featured in Glass Elephant.
She wanted to personify the robots, to make them as much human as machine. “They could be about to engage in some kind of jerky wrestling match” – explains Åsa.
Other designers taking part in the exhibition are Ann Wåhlström; Carina Seth Andersson; Katja Pettersson; Magnus Elebäck and Chris Martin, Massproductions; Note Design Studio; Simon Klenell and John Astbury, Whatswhat.
— Everyone that hang around Stockholm in the following days should visit the installation, which is open to the public until 9 February 12-6 pm. It’s located in the Skeppsholmen Caverns, the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.
— Glass Elephant is a unique, creative collaboration between Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and ABB.