B vs. U Collection by Meret Probst
Published on May 6, 2013
The objects of the collection deal with expressive potential and visualize a discourse between the maker and the process of making – a discourse about the aesthetics of body and form and their role in forming identity.
An important part of this body of work was sculpting three-dimensional objects out of sheet material, in a way, tailoring the collection.
Meret drew inspiration from pattern cutting, the technique fashion designers use to drape and sculpt the fabric around the body.
To underline the tension between the “inside” and “outside” of an object, the designer chose to treat the perceived inside with either coloured latex or fabric.
The collection searches for expression beyond conventional categories. Through the absence of obvious function and because of the ambivalence of their appearance, the objects find completion, their meaning and content, only through the reaction of the individual viewer.