'In the Cloud' by Sou Fujimoto, AHEC, and Imola Legno
A functioning bar for the opening night of Wallpaper's 'Handmade' exhibition, and a dedicated resting spot throughout the show, Sou Fujimoto's installation 'In the Cloud' offers a new approach to the traditional, long-counter bar typology.
A series of irregular geometric American tulipwood 'clouds' are set at different heights on transparent Plexiglas legs. Relatively light and soft but strong, the versatile tulipwood was provided by Milanese timber distributor Imola Legno, with the support of the American Hardwood Export Council. Fujimoto's scale models of a chair to accompany the bar are also on display.
Photography: Andrea Garuti