Hanna Dís Whitehead


Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Living

Costume Space

How do people personalise an empty, anonymous space? They add carpets, cushions and other design elements. So what happens if, instead of using these products to dress a room, you use them to make one? In Costume Space, Hanna Dís Whitehead shrinks each area of the home to a human scale until it becomes more like a voluminous costume than a traditional interior. A bedroom quilt is transformed into an intimate sleeping tent and a braided rug provides a low canopy to a living room, inviting you to sit and relax underneath it. With long, sweeping strands, her ‘kitchen’ has evolved from the woven matting of a broom.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Project-27 Hanna Dís Whitehead
Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Lisa Klappe