BOFFI INVITED BENDER BIBI DEGENHARDT TO TRANSFORM THE BOFFI SHOWROOM IN RUE DE LA CHAISE. THE BASIC IDEA ABOUT THE FOLLIES INSTALLATION
FOLIE IS A FRENCH WORD WITH DIFFERENT MEANINGS. ON THE ONE HAND IT DESCRIBES THE SITUATION OF MENTAL RESTLESSNESS – ON THE OTHER HAND IT IS THE NAME FOR A SMALL PAVILLION. FOLIES OR FOLLIES (ENGL.) ARE WITHOUT PARTICULAR USE, JUST FOR AMUSEMENT AND DISTRACTION. THEY ARE KIND OF IRRITATING, BUT INVITE TO THINK AND RETHINK. AT FIRST SIGHT FOLLIES SEEM TO BE DROPPED BY COINCIDENCE SOMEWHERE INTO THE LANDSCAPE – BUT IN FACT THEY ARE ARRANGED WITH EXTREME CARE. OUR CONCEPT FOLLOWS THE GIVEN LINKS OF WATER, AMUSEMENT, EROTIC, PLEASURE, WELLBEING, ESTHETICS, UNKNOWN, ARCHITECTURE AND LUXURY. WE HAVE THE IDEA OF CREATING A TEMPORARY BATHINGPAVILLON WITH THE ACTUAL/EXISTING BATH PRODUCTS BY BOFFI AND THE INSTALLATION OF ARCHITECURAL INTERPRETATIONS OF FOLLIES, SUPPORTED BY AUDIOVISUAL FEATURES, THAT UNDERLINE THE THEME OF FAIRYTALES. … CREATING A LANDSCAPE OF STRUCTURES, PICTURES AND SOUND, THE VISITOR WILL ENTER A KNOWN AND YET UNKNOWN WORLD OF PHANTASTIC STRUCTURES THAT INTERACT WITH THE GIVEN ENVIRONMENT OF THE BOFFI SHOWROOM.
PARTNER: SVEN-ANWAR BIBI / CHEERS TO SABRINA PAPP, BAD TÖLZ / ERIC DEGENHARDT, COLOGNE