Antilop

2021
380 x 114 x 114
Ikea highchair and steel
 


The IKEA-Antilop highchair (€19) is an emblem of the western child as a political figure. In the safety of this pyramidical chair, his demands quickly turn into satisfaction. The role of the object in enabling the child to make demands becomes evident by replacing the standard legs with 3 meter long replicas; it goes from being just a place at the table to a throne. Raising the child above an adult head is also a frightening sight. We turn anxious for the child but more so for the future he is projected with and the status quo that he represents.