Ísbjürn / Ice Bear Rug by Sruli Recht

 

The same designer who brought us the Cutting Table No. 1 has now released this special edition of 10 Ísbjürn / Ice Bear Rugs. Playing with the ubiquitous animal skin rug idea, there’s part play and part serious commentary on luxury goods.

“The Ísbjürn / Ice Bear is made from 15 Icelandic sheepskins cut up and sewn to resemble the old butchers diagrammatic posters that visually informed you of which part of the animal’s carcass you were buying to eat.
Similarly when you look inside a fur jacked and between the lining, the first thing you notice is this luxurious high priced garment is made up of hundreds of tiny scraps of skin sewn together. Though it looks like one pelt on the outside, a fur garment is made of scrap and waste.
This here product plays with this exact idea of waste products sold as luxury products modules of death / component of flesh / diet of consumerism / objectification of life And of course branding the concept of like and animals into consumers resource, where the teddy bear appearance wipes it all away with the characterization and naive comical portrayal of a polar-bear rug, the decorative paragon of man over beast.”

In an edition of 10.
3 meters, full size.

 

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