Although Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 has long nurtured literary ambitions these have until now borne no fruit.
The first novel “Barcelona”, a spy thriller set in the Catalonian capital selling exactly no copies as an ebook. The follow up poetry collection “A Lounge Chair for the Soul”performing even worse; namely being removed by the online shop by the operator.
Consequently one could consider Number 9’s attempt to take Goethe’s place at the side of Schiller in Weimar somewhat cheeky….
Vitra Wooden Doll Number 12 … floating in the Dead Sea
Whereas for beings of flesh and bone, floating in the Dead Sea is something of a unique, uncommon and indeed slightly stinging experience … for a Wooden Doll its pretty much like floating in any other body of water.
Seeing as how they are made of pine and that.
Despite that fact, on a recent trip to Israel and Palestine Vitra Wooden Doll Number Twelve still didn’t want to miss out on the moment.
Number 17 has a more “off” approach to culture and recently presented himself as a living installation.
In the course of a four movement work entitled “Rocks” Vitra Wooden Doll Number 17 set out on an exploration of our relationship with our own mortality and questioned in how far we truly understand why our demise is a must and not an option.
The shoot took place on the roof of a disused factory. We don’t know for certain but we imagine that in the past something negative happenend in the building to people who were kind and generous to Wooden Dolls - and now Number Fifteen watches guard over the building to prevent a similar fate befalling any other friendly souls who wander through……
Lovingly recreated by the Vitra Design Museum from plans found in the Alexander Girard archive, the Vitra Wooden Dolls are a loving family of charachters.
A loving family of characters who enjoy travelling.
And who enjoy sharing their holiday snaps ....