The Backyard: exploring goals and reminiscence


Impressed by an environmental consciousness and the problem of crafting one thing new inside a pre-existing type, Los Angeles-based studio Otherside Objects introduced ‘The Backyard’ at Milan Design Week 2022 – an ethereal outside set up of furnishings handcrafted from salvaged supplies. 

Impressed by movies from Final Yr in Marienbad, Tarkovsky’s Mirror to Kurosawa’s Goals, it goals to innovatively seize a visceral feeling referenced – the second we expertise a fall in our goals and the startling soar or the touchdown we get up to, generally known as a hypnic jerk. 

Skillfully conceived as a dialogue between lovely comfortable, fallen types and structured geometries – The Backyard was an exploration of the importance of goals and reminiscence, the place dripping shapes appear to have fallen from the sky and landed in a topiary dream sequence. 

The gently draped materials and duvet-inspired cushions brilliantly allowed guests to attain a dream-like consolation of their waking hours. 

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“I’m fascinated by goals as we spend a lot of our life inhabiting these surreal worlds and altered variations of our perceived realities. 

I wished The Backyard to seize this sense – making it an expertise that feels as surreal as a dream however with tangible objects we are able to expertise and make the most of in our waking life” says Sam Klemick, founder Otherside Objects.

At The Backyard, the studio unveiled 4 new items – Touchdown Stool, a extra rounded and puffier model of Cutie Stool; Ps, a site-specific and multi-functional sculptural chair or communal construction impressed by jungle gyms; Wavy Bench and the coveted Nap Chair, influenced by outsized duvets. 

Effortlessly giving new life to things that had been designated for the landfill, every extraordinary minimalistic product is hand made from salvaged supplies – from deadstock parachute nylon to deadstock canvas and construction-grade Douglas fir salvaged from the streets of LA.

The Garden by Otherside Objects
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The Garden by Otherside Objects
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