Flock is a London based female design collective founded by Catherine Anyango, Simone Brewster, Raquel Damas and Pernilla Ohrstedt. The objective of this collective is to push topical debate surrounding design and other creative fields and exploring it from the female perspective. During this year’s London Design Festival Flock showcased their most recent works within their exhibition ‘Adorn’, curated by co-founder Simone Brewster.
“In ‘Iconoclastic Plastic Chair’ a regular monobloc chair underwent plastic surgery to refine its traits and modify its relationship to the sitter as well as other chairs. It sets up a requirement for the sitter to cooperate with the chair and to sit in it like Christine Keeler, offering a more intimate and mutual relationship. The modifying cuts literally graft the chair and the occupier into one unit”, Pernilla Ohrstedt explains.
“The ‘Negress’ lounge and ‘Mammy’ table, deconstruct the black female form as represented in Wilfredo Lam’s “The Murmur” and Tarsila do Amaral’s “The Negress” and reinterprets them three dimensionally, with references to both Primitivism and Cubism. Each supporting element stands alone as a monument to the breast, leg and face; re-expressing them as texture, mass and material.”
“Designed under the concept of the Architecture Salon, ‘Pandora’s Comb’ draws from the communicative and transgressive nature of hairstyles. The wearer takes the form of a modern day caryatid and, from a feminist reading, carries the empowering symbol of Pandora’s box, under constant threat/promise of unravelling.”