Porky Hefer

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20.11.2015 - 16.03.2016
Cape Town
Leather- and cane-enrobed pieces become the next explorations of the human-scale nesting environments with which Porky has become synonymous.

Monstera Deliciosa, Volume I is the first solo show by Cape Town designer Porky Hefer, whose underwater fantasy-scape welcomes visitors on an adventurous journey of discovery, where leather- and cane-enrobed pieces become the next explorations of the human-scale nesting environments with which he has become synonymous.

Sponsored by Woodheads leather merchants, the monumental show includes a crocodile donning avocado leather and a puffer fish woven with Kooboo Cane by the Cape Town Society for the Blind. The six pieces have all been produced using unique local artisanal skills that include weaving, stitching and splicing. “It’s about protecting local crafts so that these traditions don’t die out,” Hefer explains. Says Southern Guild co-founder Julian McGowan, “Not many people are doing environmentally-inspired pieces of this nature and especially at this scale. Hefer’s work pushes boundaries and perceptions of what art and design are, and ultimately what furniture is and can be.”
Porky Hefer
Appropriated Objects – Chair

Kooboo cane, steel
90 x 85 x 100cm
Edition of 8

Porky Hefer
Appropriated Objects – Chair

Kooboo cane, steel
90 x 85 x 100cm
Edition of 8

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Porky Hefer
Behd

Leather, kooboo cane, steel
280 x 140 x 340 cm
Unique

Porky Hefer
Behd

Leather, kooboo cane, steel
280 x 140 x 340 cm
Unique

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Porky Hefer
Black Hole

Burst truck tyres
150 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2

Porky Hefer
Black Hole

Burst truck tyres
150 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2

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Porky Hefer
Crocodylus Eugenie

Leather, sheepskin, steel
285 x 120 x 126cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Crocodylus Eugenie

Leather, sheepskin, steel
285 x 120 x 126cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
M. Heloise

Leather, sheepskin, steel
242 x 224 x 124 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
M. Heloise

Leather, sheepskin, steel
242 x 224 x 124 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
Dora Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 110 x 170 cm
One-off

Porky Hefer
Dora Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 110 x 170 cm
One-off

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Audrey Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 140 x 200 cm
One-off

Porky Hefer
Audrey Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 140 x 200 cm
One-off

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Porky Hefer
Bettina Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
120 x 120 x 180 cm
One-off

Porky Hefer
Bettina Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
120 x 120 x 180 cm
One-off

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Porky Hefer
Fallen Bird’s Nest

Kooboo cane, leather
220 x 135 x 102 cm
Edition of 9

Porky Hefer
Fallen Bird’s Nest

Kooboo cane, leather
220 x 135 x 102 cm
Edition of 9

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Catherine Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 110 x 170 cm
One-off

Porky Hefer
Catherine Esca

Leather, sheepskin, steel
140 x 110 x 170 cm
One-off

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Grace Amphibious

Leather, sheepskin, steel
195 x 120 x 160 cm
One-off

Porky Hefer
Grace Amphibious

Leather, sheepskin, steel
195 x 120 x 160 cm
One-off

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Porky Hefer
Fiona Blackfish

Leather, sheepskin, steel
203 x 194 x 139 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Fiona Blackfish

Leather, sheepskin, steel
203 x 194 x 139 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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