Sonia Chow & Huschang Pourian
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Gaping jaws greet you with glowing crystalline teeth like stalagmites and stalactites, whiskers bristling alert. Is that a yawn or a hiss? The chiseled cat greets you with one paw towering over you, the other planted firmly on the ground. The bed sits on the curling tongue, ready to slide into its throat, a feline variation of the Tunnel of Love from olden days. Intimidated and seduced, you are drawn in.
“La petite mort (French for little death) is defined by Oxford English Dictionary: ‘A state or event resembling death; a weakening or loss of consciousness, specifically in sleep or during an orgasm.’ You can’t choose who you fall in love with or decide when it’s convenient. Let go and behold the Cat’s Cradle.”
Sonia Chow is a Canadian designer currently based in Hong Kong. Whether investigating materials, processes, functions or forms, she let the work inform her, both as mentor and muse.
Huschang Pourian is a German designer currently based in Hong Kong. He is fascinated by matter and space.