Gnome-house fence

Laser cut 10mm Corten steel
Albardagracht 1, Amsterdam
2011
Commissioner: M.O.C. ‘t Kabouterhuis West

The design of this fence was inspired by the building of ‘t Kabouterhuis West. Kabouterhuis, fittingly translated as “ the gnome-house,” is comprised of a number of small, joined houses. Filled and silhouetted figures of gnomes are hidden within the fence. As if taken from the pages of a storybook, the life-sized gnomes and the fence’s detailed toadstools invite children to step out of reality and into a magical world.

This Fence is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).