This project has been the winner of the Open Call organized by Stichting NDSM-werf in Amsterdam, 2021.
Animal Factory is a collection of animals designed in a simple and abstract way, each preserving the exact size and proportions of the real animals. The objects – a giraffe, gorilla, crocodile and wolf – are characterized by a minimal shape, made of metal tubing and a minimal use of color: each one is painted in a single shade, encouraging passers-by to open their minds and let their imaginations run wild.
The structures of the different animals can represent a gigantic playground for children, an alternative tool for a work-out, a peculiar place to hang out, or even a bike rack. Due to the simplistic design and construction process, more animals can be imagined to join the herd.
Animal Factory was created with the help of steel carpenter Iwan Snel, also located at the NDSM wharf.
The work invite you to sit on or climb up the structures and play with it.
The animals can be found in the public space of the wharf from August 19th.