“One day he finds to his horror and dismay that his domestic digifabricator has downloaded and printed a creature of most disturbing appearance.”
This is how the English artist & writer Alistair Gentry narrates in his own way Oglof, leading us to a dimension that brings about reflection that goes beyond mere form and aesthetics.
Oglof is a mysterious piece of unidentified form that creates curiosity and apprehension to the unsuspecting humans that encounter it. It invites us to question its true inner nature that hides deep within. A pouf/armchair made from kilometers of fine black and blue thin ‘cordonetto’ fringes, normally used as decoration, create the volume of the piece but also a smooth, shimmering surface underneath which is hidden a Memory Foam core.
Beyond the limits of its true meaning and functionality, Oglof presents itself as an eccentric piece of furniture with a secret soul – one that you can sit on if you are not afraid.
Oglof has been designed by CTRLZAK for the JCP ‘universe’, a new eclectic furniture brand that aims to change the design status quo in a revolutionary way, presented officially on the occasion of Fuorisalone 2016. Brainchild of a radical think tank held in Milan in 2015, JCP was conceived by architect Livio Ballabio and is orchestrated by CTRLZAK studio. A fusion between art and design, the brand’s creations blend diverse forms of expression in a surprising new idiom that defies the norms. The unique objects featured go beyond mere aesthetics, trends and common taste promising to transform everyday life through (im)materiality: JCP’s universe is one of wonder and mystery.