We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Brief Published: 10 Nov 2014

The Permanent Collection by Studio Dessuant Bone

The Permanent Collection by Studio Dessuant Bone

Inverting the typical museum or gallery experience, Paris-based multidisciplinary design duo Studio Dessuant Bone have covered all the surfaces of a former classroom in black plastic.

Using a durable plastic typically used on building sites, small areas of the space have been left exposed – as if they were art – to highlight the last moments of the space before it is demolished. The dramatic black effect forces the viewer to concentrate on the negative spaces and romantic details left behind.

While a lo-fi material, the sheen and reflective nature of the plastic renders a hyperreal aesthetic, which is becoming more apparent in architecture and sci-fi-inspired fashion. Look to our Into the Black report for similar unexpected applications of black and dark hues in architectural environments. 

The Permanent Collection was featured as part of the varied cultural programme at this year’s Biennale Interieur in Belgium (October 17-26).