Dutch designer Isabelle Leijn has taken tubes destined for cosmetics packaging and formed them into a variety of sculptural pieces of furniture. Leijn manipulated the substance normally used for the packaging while it was still warm and viscous, poking and prodding it into molds, creating all sorts of interesting textures and surfaces. The result is a series of pieces that look as though they were derived from a very long and sticky length of chewed peppermint gum. What it must be like to touch these pieces, to sit on these chairs!
Artist: Isabelle Leijn