The Floating Divan is made of a cross section of a tree trunk, which is held up in the air by a well thought-out pattern of knotted ropes. It refers to the endless networks and systems that we encounter in nature and society. Lifted from the ground, you are surrendered to the waves that move seemingly unpredictable through space. The Floating Divan has become an intimate place where one can slowly rock and withdraw oneself from hasty everyday life.
The Floating Divan emerged directly from art installations of Chiel Kuijl. His architectural projects consist of mainly rope and space constructed over land, water and in the air.