From Alexandra Georgescu:
PullOver is a convertible conversation room where the users explore their sense of touch by interacting and creating their own intimate space.
The topic of PullOver began as a critique on contemporary interiors too often lacking of tactile sensations. This exigency came to generate a space that allows tactile perceptions. In order to investigate the principles of tactility, a research was conducted on materials and shapes in contact with our bodies: on items that we surround ourselves with in our everyday activities.
Items that are specifically made for contact with the different parts of the body and they surround us almost like second skins, becoming extensions of the skin itself. By a process of separation of the items from their original functions, and by giving them another scale, they provided new capabilities and functions.
When scaled up and placed in interior spatial conditions, these qualities became more defined in a variety of directions such as protection from the sight of people walking by, sound proof qualities, places for privacy, partition elements and quiet barriers from people flow.
PullOver is created for interior space that are not defined by a specific function but where people assign them specific programs by their actions. It responds to the needs of passage semi-public spaces where behaviours such as private phone conversations in a quite corner or group conversations in transit areas take place.
PullOver is made out of 1cm navy blue pure wool felt. The dimension of the rectangular piece of felt is 300x180cm. The felt was hand cut and velcro pieces were sewed on it for connection. For the felt piece to stand straight, it was glued on a metal structure. The suspended structure, hanging from the ceiling, is made out of steel tubes of 4cm diameter at 200cm above the ground. The frame was cut and weld together. The velcro connections stick together by pressure with the hands.
Photos: Jan Bijl