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material: brass
dimensions: 78 × 114 × 45cm
year: 2019
edition: 12 (+ 2 AP)

available through Nilufar Gallery

text by Jonas Lescrauweat

photography by Eline Willaert 


On top of the elemental layers and architecture of our soils – the original geological compositions and structures of our environment – man has added his own layers. These recent human topologies – also referred to as the Anthropocene – have always been an important source of inspiration for Linde Freya Tangelder’s designs and concepts. She deconstructs, studies and interprets them, both in terms of their relationship to the underlying natural materials and resources, and the inventiveness of their particular forms and aspects.

Some of these contemporary, man-made sites have a distinctive quality in which what has been merges with what is yet to come, and in which past traditions blend with future prospects. A quality that can be found in places like brickyards or former textile factories. Inspired by these old industrial landscapes with their typical architecture and brick chimneys, Linde built two open shelf systems – a low and a high version – with conical legs.

High Section refers to the hypothetical cross-sections of these landscapes, revealing a variety of structures and interspaces, of architectural styles, textures and materiality. A mental image that is further shaped by the appearances of archaeological sites and then translated into a cabinet with varying shelves, both in the way they look and feel and in the rhythm of their spacing.