The Belgian eclectic artist, famous for his surrealist dinners, worked on a symbolic project linked to the lockdown due the Covid pandemic and the «fear of running out of toilet paper».
During the summer, Charkes Kaisin transformed his studio into a pop-up store fully coated with toilet paper rolls. From the walls to the counters to the ceiling, 18.000 were used to create this surprising interior and “More than 5,000 meters of rope were used to braid the rolls together,” said the artist.
Undoubtedly, the designer played with what happened in some countries at the beginning of the lockdown where stores run out of toilet paper and on how toilet paper has very quickly gone from a simple non-perishable commodity to a true luxury item.
The paper rolls were donated by Carrefour and will be given to associations once the pop-up store closes.
Photography by PRYZM