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Have you spotted our new seating furniture in Hanenbos yet? They are the result of a fruitful collaboration with LUCA School of Arts.

'The Inverted Bee' (Cisco Schepens)

The 'Inverted Bee' is a design by Cisco Schepens, who graduated from the Brussels LUCA School of Arts in 2023. You can find them at the end of the Hanenbos path. "When we, along with the second-year Interior Design students from LUCA School of Arts, visited your domains, I was drawn to the story of the rare green sand bee that inhabits it. I was intrigued by the large amount of space that this seemingly small insect occupied on the grounds. What does this green sand bee look like? What makes it so special? In my sketches, I began to abstract the green sand bee further by visually separating its different body segments. Bees can see ultraviolet light, while humans cannot. This means that bees perceive a whole different world, so to speak. There is one color that apparently both humans and bees 'see' in a similar way, and that is bright orange.

"I want people to interact with my design in a way that challenges and inspires them. That's why 'The Inverted Bee' consists of four separate components that can be used in different ways. It encourages people to experiment and discover how they can make the best use of both the 'legs' and the 'body'. 'The Inverted Bee' invites people to experience art, nature, and architecture in a new and engaging way."

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