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Brush pouf
Magdalena Wierzbicka

The Carwash Collection

All week By Carlijn Olde Beverborg

Born from the designer’s fascination for mechanical creatures the collection consists of three carwash objects that can be experienced outside the mechanical space. By featuring their machinic – yet animistic qualities – Carlijn Olde Beverborg encourages people to build a relationship with objects.

In the carwash, mechanical tracks regulate us along the lines of machines. Where carwashbrushes take center stage and rhythmically show the cadence of mechanics. They fumble for the body of the car and a mating dance seems to flourish; As visitors are nothing more than engaged spectators in this cleaning ritual.

The Carwash Collection consists of three unique carwash objects, taken into the home. There, they become friendly interior pieces with a cuddly mixture of soft layers and metal features; Living to make people happy. The Machinic Mitter Table lingers around the house with its glass top and metal frame floating on thick layers of felt. He tries to be a table, but sometimes it still prefers to clean, still needing to adjust a bit to its new function. While his little brother, The Mitter Table starts to feel at home. On the other hand, The Brush Pouf settled down. It interacts with the user, invites him to take a seat, spin around and pet its hair. 

By featuring the beauty of their machinic –yet animistic– qualities objects can evoke real emotions. Carlijn Olde Beverborg encourages people to build a personal relationship with the object world.

Carlijn Olde Beverborg

Carlijn Olde Beverborg takes machines from their own habitat and translates them into the interior as objects. As they enter our home space, the objects become friends. They want to interact and to be seen outside their own territory.

In her work, objects are considered equals, a source of intimacy and companionship. Since both –humans and objects– seem to struggle for their acknowledgment and presence the work compels you to think about the desire to see others and to be seen by others.