The White Elephant is roughly 10’x10’x10’. It has three basic premises:

1. A building inside a building, somewhere between a super-furniture and a small house.

2. An object that tumbles to attain multiple orientations to blur the qualification plans and sections.

3. An object that is hard on the outside, soft on the inside.

Its exterior is clad with translucent polycarbonate, and the interior is stuffed cowhide. It tumbles and changes orientation and can flip to eight different stances.

What is a building that can tumble freely without gravity or fixed orientations, hard on the outside but soft on the inside, and obstructs the continuity of interior spaces like an elephant in a room? This installation is a freestanding micro building / macro furniture that questions projection, inside/outside, rigidity/fluidity and size/scale.

This project is part of ShowCase which is an on-going feature series on Archinect , presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.

Exhibition Space: LoT (Land of Tomorrow), Louisville, KY
Design Leader: Jimenez Lai
Via: Archinect

ALSO: Stay tuned for an upcoming profile with Drura Parrish one of the founders of PR&vD and innovative art/design/culture gallery LoT (Land of Tomorrow).


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