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Kueng Caputo’s Kaleidoscopic New Furniture, On View in Copenhagen

Since the beginning of their practice, the Swiss duo Kueng Caputo have been obsessed with what happens when colorful particulate matter is somehow fused together. After all, their first, attention-grabbing project was a series of chairs in which pigmented sand and mortar were hardened in a mold and then chiseled into shape. Their newest works, currently on view at Copenhagen’s Étage Projects in a exhibition called Ciao Amico Mio, follow in that same vein: Their Homage Carpets take Moroccan rugs from the Atlas Mountains as their starting point and translate those traditional patterns into something modern by fashioning them from melted EPDM granules, a material most often used in outdoor flooring. Their Granulate Lamps are similarly constructed, melting colorful polystyrene particles over a substrate and then bending the resulting sheet over a neon tube. Rounding out the exhibition is the duo’s Silo Furniture, originally designed for a bar in Zurich that’s located in an old concrete grain silo. To contrast the raw, linear space, Kueng Caputo developed wooden furniture in organic shapes and then washed them in the warmest pigments. On view until October 24.

CARPET PHOTOS BY PAOLA CAPUTO

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