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Bertjan Pot’s Rope Masks Are Both Beautiful and Terrifying

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 10, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Art,Eco Textiles | No Comments

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To make his masks, Bertjan Pot [4] uses all sorts of ropes, combining colors and creating innovative textures. He stitches them together using a sewing machine, which in turn creates a waved surface. Each mask has its very own color palette and style—some are more human, some are more animal, and some are very abstract.

Delightful, surprising, and totally bizarre, each mask [5] is one-of-a-kind. Pot says he meets “new faces” everyday while producing these masks. We think they are great designs that give users a chance to become somebody else, even just for a little while.

We originally spotted these wonderful creations at last year’s Dutch Design Week [6] in the city of Eindhoven, where Pot won the MINI Young Designer Award [7] under the Best Autonomous Design category.

+ Studio Bertjan Pot [1]

Photo © Studio Bertjan Pot

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[1] Bertjan Pot: http://www.bertjanpot.nl/

[2] carpets: http://inhabitat.com/jo-meesters-turns-old-woolen-blankets-into-blooming-floral-carpets/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/bertjan-pots-rope-masks-are-both-beautiful-and-terrifying/bertjan-pot-scary-beautful-rope-masks-2/?extend=1

[4] Bertjan Pot: http://inhabitat.com/stairway-to-heaven-is-a-brilliant-led-climbing-chandelier/

[5] mask: http://inhabitat.com/michael-velliquette-transforms-paper-into-colorful-textured-sculptures/

[6] Dutch Design Week: http://www.ddw.nl/

[7] MINI Young Designer Award: http://www.dutchdesignawards.nl/en/finalists/autonomous_design/

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