Pillow Case Donated to 8th Annual DAM Fundraiser

I am excited to have participated in a fourth Design After Dark art auction and gala to benefit the Department of Architecture, Design, and Graphics and the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum which took place this past Friday.  This year’s assigned theme BESPOKE with sub-category pattern is one that resonated with my desire to create a designed functional object.  Creating art objects is always a rewarding endeavor, but considering that this department of the museum exists to further awareness of design, it seems appropriate to begin thinking about submissions to this event not as about making art but rather about artfully exercising functional design.

Welded aluminum, leather, wool pinstripe fabric, upholstery foam.

The pillow case is similar in size to other handbags, at 6 in x 11.5 in.

This ferrule on the handle slides to open the case. When carried, it remains in the locked position at the bottom of the handle’s incline.

Submissions were asked to be accompanied by a narrative…

Fortnighter Lite, bespoke pillow case (and Unbend Lozenge Pillow)

by Mathias Leppitsch | CATAFORM            February 2012

The Fortnighter Lite by Cataform is an exclusive welded aluminum travel pillow case crafted specifically to preserve and announce the singular legacy of your Cataform Unbend Lozenge Pillow.  In the next fourteen days, it’s Tokyo, Reykjavik and San Francisco.  When you need the hauter conveniences of any city, they are yours.  And, wherever you find yourself resting, nothing you buy can help you relax as completely and as intimately as the comfort of your own Unbend Lozenge Pillow.  Keep it safe, keep it at hand, and do so in Cataform style to assure that your rest will be as luxuriant as it is your own.  If you pack anything, pack your pillow case.

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