Jean-Baptiste Fastrez | Quetzacoalt

Curated by Constance Rubini

The hammock, as an object intrinsically linked to fabric, seemed to be both a logical and intriguing focal point for Paris-based Jean-Baptiste Fastrez. A simple design with high aesthetic value, while suspended in the air the hammock also hides its users giving them the ultimate in relaxation and privacy.

A hammock’s structure morphs, moves and changes shape when occupied, and Jean-Baptiste Fastrez wanted to use the Hallingdal fabric to highlight its potential as the sculptural object. His solution was to employ it not simply as a surface but as a volume, using fabric tubes of different sizes and colours, cut and tied onto a net, turning it into a thick ‘fur’. The end-piece is inspired by traditional African costumes as well as specific techniques for military camouflage.