Man and Leisure

Amba Molly

Photographer: Astrid Zuidema


Can products, like people, fertilise each other and grow into something new? Amba Molly has designed a system of moulds based on human cell division. She started with four products that came from two worlds; the industrial and the traditional world. A plastic bottle merged with an oil jar and a Tupperware pitcher connected with a hand-turned earthenware water jug. By dividing her moulds systematically, Amba has created sixty building blocks that can be stacked to form new products time and again. During four stages of mitosis the products will keep on blending, creating a new family called Mitose with a new DNA along the way. SM’s - Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch / NL