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The Cocoon - A traveling space
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6662-0403
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
2004 (Swedish)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, Vol. 11, no 6, p. 825-848Article 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, p. 825-848
Keywords [en]
Cocoon; empty space, transformation, translation, transportation, travelling space, spacing
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3786DOI: 10.1177/1350508404047253ISI: 000225148300006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-8744275448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-3786DiVA, id: diva2:116450
Available from: 2007-10-22 Created: 2007-10-22 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved

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