Charlotte Jonckheer

Department: Man and Well being

Keep walking while waiting

‘La salle des pas perdus’ literally translates into the hall of lost steps. The expression traditionally refers to the large hall in courthouses where people wait for their trial or verdict; nowadays it is also used for public waiting rooms. Charlotte Jonckheer designed a special carpet that invites people to pace up and down while they wait, make phone calls, think or worry. Horsehair, wool, cotton and chenille in various lengths and patterns create a tactile surface that prickles the senses – especially when you take off your shoes. The black surface does not reveal its variety at first sight, adding to the surprise. ‘Pas Perdus’ keeps your body busy while waiting, offering a healthy way to pass the time and ease the tension.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman