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Graduation Project 2015

Ricky Kloosterman

Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Mobility
Website: www.rickykloosterman.nl

EMBRACE

Caring for premature babies can be stressful. The babies are tiny and vulnerable, new parents are often overwhelmed, and neonatal units offer little privacy with several incubators in a room. Placing babies to rest calmly on the parent’s chest, skin-to-skin, is best. But how to remain calm amidst the commotion? Ricky Kloosterman’s ‘EMBRACE’ offers relief for many of the problems in the wards. The sofa’s tall back and sides offer seclusion and a sense of security. The imitation leather cushions provide stability and warmth, and tubes can be tucked away for a cosy, relaxing snuggle.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman