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Porky Hefer, Hydrogen Difluoride, Leather and Sheepskin Hanging Pod



• A new collection of leather hanging pods by internationally acclaimed artist Porky Hefer, titled Molecules, will form the booth’s centrepiece. The series comprises three large hanging orbs whose titles point to the chemical compounds they represent: Dihydrogen Monoxide, Fluoroheliate Monoxide and Hydrogen Difluoride. Wrapped in bright, brilliant leathers that reference the international colour codes all atoms are known by (white for hydrogen, red for oxygen, green for chlorine), they were manufactured by the leather artisans at Wolf & Maiden in Cape Town. Founder Wade Ross Skinner and his team of leathersmiths collaborated closely with Porky, applying the impeccable craftsmanship the studio is known for, albeit on a much larger scale. The pods’ interiors are lined with plush sheepskin, inviting people to climb inside and nestle within. Molecules follows the artist’s fascination with the reactions and energy a piece can generate in a space, and opens up philosophical questions around matter and the world we live in. Inspired by the fact that molecules are made up of atoms held together by chemical bonds that form as a result of the sharing or exchange of electrons, he asks us to explore the complex bond of human connection – to each other and, most importantly, to the natural world.


  • Creator
    Porky Hefer 1 (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 55 in. (139.7 cm)Width: 112 in. (284.48 cm)Depth: 50.5 in. (128.27 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
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    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
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    Capetown, ZA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4287217235181

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