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“Pussy, Ass & Dick.” To most people these words are inappropriate and vulgar, their use impermissible in society. Designer, technician, artist, photographer and filmmaker Arik Levy flips the lid with his furniture collection of the same name.
Levy designed three cabinets made of geometric boxes, which can be rearranged to form the images of sexual organs. Made of black-waxed medium-density fibreboard, each cabinet has been painted with a coloured accent to represent the associated sexual organ. By using pictograms to represent these traditionally unacceptable objects, Levy is removing the vulgarity and obscenity to reintroduce them in a more playful manner.
For his two-piece Confessional, Levy opens the lid to even more, borrowing the Catholic Church’s best communications tool and adapting the confession box for the modern home. For Levy, this is not blasphemy – religions were created to cement social relationships.