Cocoon is a stylish condom dispenser for the home that was developed in collaboration with designer Line Depping and Royal Copenhagen in a limited edition. The materials are a combination of porcelain, MDF and mechanical components, which together make up a rather unconventional, unexpected object for private use in the bedroom. The product comments on a common, familiar situation, where the condom or the lack thereof becomes a problem or an embarrassment. Cocoon highlights the necessity of remembering the condom while using humour to promote an accepting, natural approach. The owner of a Cocoon is always prepared when the opportunity for sex arises and is furthermore able to express a confident view of sex and birth control to his/her partner.
b. 1972, Danish Ceramist and product designer
Susanne Hangaard graduated from The Danish Design School, ceramics and glass studies, in 2007; during her studies here she also studied at Rhode Island School of Art and Design in the USA. In 2007, she participated in the Biennale of Craft and Design at Trapholt and exhibited in Officinet, the exhibition venue of the Danish Arts and Crafts Association in Copenhagen. Hangaard’s main field of work is ceramics, but she takes a conceptual approach to her practice. She often incorporates surprising combinations of materials and lets other materials contrast the ceramics in order to achieve an intriguing expression. The essence in her work is a desire to tell stories and create images as she plays with reality in the zone between clashing environments and realities. Hangaard experiments with mixing art and design, and in her pursuit of a poetic expression, she seeks to navigate between different perceptions of the world: between intuition and reflection, between humour or kitsch and seriousness.
o-sh-01/Cocoon (limited edition)
40 cm x 20 cm x 18 cm