Studio Makkink & Bey
3153 RePacked (Collection created through re-interpretation and re-use of studio projects), 2008
commissioned by: Cramer + Mitterand
WRAP • verb: wrap; 3rd person present: wraps; past tense: wrapped; gerund or present participle: wrapping; past participle: wrapped.
1. Cover or enclose in paper or soft material. “he wrapped up the Christmas presents”. 2. Place an arm, finger, or leg round. “he wrapped an arm around her waist”. 3. A small packet of a powdered illegal drug. “a £5 wrap of speed”. 4. The end of a session of filming or recording. “right, it’s a wrap”.
Synonyms: swathe, bundle up, swaddle, sheathe, muffle, cloak, enfold, envelop, encase, enclose, cover, fold, wind; literary lap, parcel up, parcel, package, pack, pack up, bundle, bundle up, do up.
Origin: Middle English: of unknown origin.
RePacked was imagined with the idea of handmade re-interpretations and re-use of earlier projects by Studio Makkink & Bey, fitted for a contemporary art gallery exhibition. The Studio selected a special team to design and handcraft all of the 19 pieces exhibited.
The one-off objects are created by stacking wooden crates and showcases, juxtaposing hand carved blue foam and flocked surfaces, with the most precious and vulnerable items being safely packed in the core of the stack. Thus, each piece will reveal itself like a matryoshka, with its most prized and valuable object at its center.
Next to the centerpieces, other works like the ‘Social Sculpture’, the ‘Hommage to Rietveld’ furniture and the ‘Crate Series’ have been re-interpreted as special editions for the gallery, through the use of more delicate and precious materials.