Avifauna Birds

The 51st edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012 (Milan Design Week) has just ended and it was a riot of amazing projects and installations. One that caught my eye was this eerily fantastic installation by Dutch deo Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters. This gothic flight of fancy was entitled Avifauna (meaning: the birds of a particular region, habitat, or geological period) and consisted of a collection of 13 stuffed bird species all “dressed” in “Reticolo Ardesia” fabric from Rubelli’s collection.

I think the collection has a strange magnetism, even if you are a little put off by taxidermy, you can’t help but be fascinated by these dark alter-egos.

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Avifuana Bird
Avifuana Bird

All photos are from Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
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One Response to Avifauna Birds

  1. Romy Alfino May 5, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    this is awesome!!!

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