Tessa Koot and Lisa Klappe — Happy Birthday Tessa and Lisa
What’s wrong with this family? Its members are a bit dysfunctional and the furniture is awkward and out of place. For example, what is that sofa in faux marble doing next to the 80s poster of a panther?
Designer Tessa Koot, former pattern maker at Atelier Van Lieshout, and photographer Lisa Klappe, have the answer. Driven by their love for useless and abandoned objects (especially those found in flea markets), they tried to create an extended family of design rejects, pieces of furniture that were disposed of and now find new life in their bizarre but warm scenes.