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SOFT TARGET

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Description

„A SOFT TARGET IS A PERSON WHO IS RELATIVELY UNPROTECTED OR VULNERABLE“

SOFT TARGETS are a series of hollow man sized objects more sculptures than furniture that offer an immediate escape from the surroundings. If ‚Soft Target’ is an expression used for persons unprotected or vulnerable, these inhabitable sculptures provide that protection, as a temporary hideaway where one can regenerate. Abstract, geo metrical, and with its mirroring surface, they are also meant to submerge in their surroundings, enhancing the feeling that one is invisible and safe. Reflecting on a term referring to an existential situation in a more than unsafe, if not war struck surrounding, SOFT TARGETS is not to be understood as a political statement (which would be at least presumptuous).
The questions implied are rather general: what are the needs with which we are encountering an object, what would an object have to be like to offer a certain protection (and what kind of protection), what might be the relation between surface, visibility and the space an object defines?

Soft Target is wall-mounted and can be accessed through an opening at the bottom. It is designed to merge with its environment and disperse attention away from its occupant. Geometrical and with a mirrored surface, they are meant to blend into their surroundings, enhancing the feeling of invisibility and safety.

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Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali YBDD
Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali grew up in Algiers and Cologne. She studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen and taught at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, where she focused on places in transition with an emphasis on violent upheaval in the Arabic world. Her mixed background from North Africa and Europe resulted in an international approach with projects in Berlin, London, Paris, Beirut and Beijing amongst others. She is the founder of architecture & design studio YBDD in Berlin and in addition curates and presents regular design exhibitions at the BENHADJ&DJILALI gallery attached to her studio.
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William Bagnoli
William Bagnoli is the Adorno curator of design destination Berlin. SOFT TARGET by Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali YBDD is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Berlin. As a local and recognized design expert William Bagnoli's curation is a quality assurance that buying from Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali YBDD is a safe investment in the most important design from Berlin right now.

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