Asnate Bockis

Latvian artist flirting with Dutch Design

Floating Among Clouds

public space, private space, graphicAsnate Bockis

As global warming brings the threat of rising tides closer, Asnate Bočkis has designed two objects that can adapt easily to a new, water-logged environment. With Trapp, she tackles urban street furniture. When all is dry, it is a public bench. In the case of a flood, one end floats upwards to form a vertical mini-island refuge. In this sense the function also shifts, from social to survival. In the same vein, she has designed floating furniture for the domestic setting. Cloud can be transformed from a soft sofa to a boat, complete with rudder for balance. After all, it pays to be prepared. 

To accomplish the project, Asnate Bočkis has created a set of drawings that creates an atmosphere of the future and to invites people to dream along.
Together the series is called Floating Among Clouds.

Trapp: wood, concrete; 300x100x50cm

Cloud: textile; 200x100x60cm