With new works for Moooi and others at the Milan Furniture Fair in April, this month Bertjan Pot's studio returns to Milan for Workwear at the Triennale, with new characters from his colourful, and sometimes a bit scary, Mask collection. 'Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of haping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day.' – Bertjan Pot
Curated by Alessandro Guerriero for the Triennale in Milan. Workwear explores a new identity for the worker at a time when the visibility of traditional work clothes has been lost. Described by Guerriero as 'timeless garments that never age', this show highlights their place in fashion genre.
On show at the Triennale, Milan, until 31 August 2014.