We were commissioned by Woes van Haaften & Roosje van Donselaar to be part of the exhibition “In Stijl”; an initiative of the Design Kwartier in Den Hague to celebrate the year of Mondrian.
We were fascinated by the tension created through a dogmatic rule, in some early works by Mondrian, that dictates that parallel lines were not allowed to touch. Similar to Mondrians methods, we set out a set of rules to work within. Resulting in elements that function as spacers, making sure a strap following the walls, never touches them. Therefore, highlighting the in-between space and the suspense that it gives, will they touch? The spacers themselves, function as an “architectural code”; the shape of the object indicates whether it’s located on, for example: a corner, doorpost or a straight wall. A language, abstracting its surroundings, unfolds between the work and the space.