Creative Around The World

The Tent Sculptures – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

To introduce Tree Tent or Tranendreef by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar

Tents, with their the universal language, are an excellent in understanding the chemistry between people.

The tents of the Rotterdam based sculptor Dré Wapenaar, has revolved around on how we relate ourselves with one another since 1987. His flexible architecture of the tents manifests itself in various forms and has a multitude of different functions.

Since 1993, after his first Family Tent built up, Wapenaar has devoted himself to making tents. His latest tents project in 2020 is the Tanendreef, a tree camping tents in Borgloon, Belgium this summer. Each tent is equipped with a bed, a bench, storage, windows, and, of course, a ladder to help guests climb in and out of the structure. You can camp in the tree tent with two adults and possibly two small kids. Available until September 2020.

Tree Tent or Tranendreef by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar & Yahoo Finance. Tree Tent or Tranendreef by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar & Yahoo Finance.

The previous Tanendreef was built in 2011 which was originally made for tree activists, then it was successful as camping activities. Also the Tentvillage, built in 2007 – a contribution to the old syrup distillery.

Before Tranendreef, Wapenaar had created many tents, some of them are: the Treetents in 1998, smaller size Birthingtent in 2003, Showertent in 2007, and a private collection Camptent in 2008.

Treetent by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar. Birthing Tent by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar.

Showertent by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar. Camptent by Dré Wapenaar. Image by Dré Wapenaar.

In 2005, he created small Bird – Treetent and Nestbivouac, the same year he won the Hendrik Chabot Prijs, a prize for artists who are closely connected to the city of Rotterdam. You can see all of his creations in his website.

Bird-Treetents by Dré Wapenaar. Image also by Dré Wapenaar. Nest Bivouac by Dré Wapenaar. Image also by Dré Wapenaar.

“Everything I do, every materials I work with, every act I perform, I can trace back to my sculpting lessons at the art academy” – Dré Wapenaar.

 

For more information about Dré Wapenaar: Website www.drewapenaar.nl – Instagram @drewapenaar.

Source: You could go camping in these teardrop-shaped tents that are hanging from trees in Belgium — About Dré Wapenaar — Dre’ Wapenaar Biography — KUNSTHAL BIVOUAC DRÉ WAPENAAR, TENT SCULPTURES — Tranendreef — Pit – Dré Wapenaar – Tanendreef and Tentvillage Revisited – Concep 2011 – Z33be.