The Place Between, is a set of two sculptural lights which together form the culminating piece in the series. Standing apart from the rest of the family of furniture by its inclusion of Neon light, this last piece adds a third and final material to the assemblage.
To Daniel Kamp, neon in the context of Hong Kong City simply represents life. Here the artificial light source is shaped into two frames which each form a space in the objects. Juxtaposing these light spaces, with architectural stainless-steel structures and grounding bedrock, the designer attempts to create a minimalist expression of a tranquil ‘place’ between the contrasting elements of existence in this city.
In a surrounding that can often feel devoid of calm, Kamp paints an optimistic portrait of Hong Kong – a moment of peaceful and simple coherency amidst the contrast.
In his series A Crude Coexistence, Daniel Kamp creates elemental furniture objects by carefully composing natural rocks found around Hong Kong island with geometric metal forms fabricated on the streets of Mong Kok. The titles of the five individual pieces in the collection read together as a poem describing the artist’s year-long process to find peace in Hong Kong City:
A Shelter to Ground
Earth, Industry and Self
A Crude Coexistence
The Place Between
對Daniel Kamp來說，霓虹燈在香港代表的就是生活。作品中，兩個由人造光源塑造的框架在物件之間形成空間。 透過並置光線空間、不銹鋼建築結構和地基岩石，設計師意圖以簡約手法在這城市的差異元素之間建造一個寧靜的「地方」。在這個常令人感到躁動的環境，Kamp 為香港描繪了一幅樂觀的景像 – 在鮮明的對比中，創造出平和及簡單的時刻。