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By Guus

Tuesday, 20 February 2007 by Irene Hoofs



After reading about an exhibition in the Dutch design centre in Utrecht I found the wonderful work of Guus Kusters, by Guus. A recent graduate of the Design Acadamy, Guus collects fabrics used for traditional costumes from all over the world. These bears are made of traditional fabrics worn by the women in Zeeland, a province in the South of the Netherlands. Guus wants to preserve these beautiful fabrics by using them in a universal shape. I’m glad he did and I would love to have this “Bear of Zeeland”.



“New/Demolished”. According to Guus Kusters closets are a good example of our ‘throw-away’ society. Regardless of the perfect wood condition closets are often thrown away if the shape is not fashionable anymore. For Guus this was unacceptable so he demolishes the old closets and uses the wood to build new ones. The result is a series of unique closets.
Nor the Bear of Sealand or the Closets are in production yet, but you can send Guus an email for more information. The exhibition in Utrecht is open until February 22.

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