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The cocoon - A traveling space
KTH, Superseded Departments, Industrial Economics and Management.
2004 (English)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 11, no 6, 825-848 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As a graduation project at a design school in Stockholm, a piece of furniture to be used for retreats in the public space was exhibited. It was named 'The Cocoon' and was a reclining chair covered with a bubble-like construction made out of cloth and steel. The exhibition was a starting point for a number of journeys. In the years to come, the Cocoon reached museums, exhibition halls, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. In this article, we track the travels and illustrate the transformations of the Cocoon. We seek to understand spacing activities behind the travels and view the travels from a spatial perspective focusing on the relation between transportation and transformation, of emptiness, form and content.

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2004. Vol. 11, no 6, 825-848 p.
Keyword [en]
cocoon, empty space, transformation, translation, transportation, traveling space, spacing
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40363DOI: 10.1177/1350508404047253ISI: 000225148300006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-8744275448OAI: diva2:441063
QC 20110914. Conference: International Conference on Spacing and Timing. Palermo, ITALY. NOV 01-03, 2001Available from: 2011-09-14 Created: 2011-09-14 Last updated: 2011-10-17Bibliographically approved

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