In the fall of 2015, Sjøfartsbygningen announced a competition for a sound absorbing art installation. This was to be installed hanging from the ceiling in the glazed courtyard of a 100 year old building previously housing all shipping related companies.
The courtyard was relatively large, approximately 20 meters high and 30 meter long, and the installation would obviously be seen from a lot of angles.
The concept from us at Drap og Design S/A is a stylized ship hanging from the ceiling, which is recognizable as you walk into the courtyard. As soon as you go further into the room the ship dissolves and reveals that it is in fact just numerous individual pieces of thick felt. Each of these pieces are unique in size and shape, which makes sure that the installation will look different from every other angle than the main entrance.