Jonathon Litchfield recently contacted me about the work they are doing over at STURDY, I am happy he did. I don’t think I have ever given much thought to resin being a material used in a modern setting. I guess I was wrong as STURDY has some beautiful pieces, that at first glance I didn’t think they were resin. The transparency mixed with organic free flowing shapes and colors really give life to these pieces. At the same time these attributes are contained in well proportion geometric shapes, as if framing these ethereal patterns.
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STURDY is makes sculptural home furnishings using resin, brass, steel and wood. Everything is made to order and handmade. Our studio is zero-waste using locally sourced materials and a team of artisans who have been working with us for decades. In every way we are the opposite of “mass-produced”.
What's this? a sponsored post? Yes folks a sponsored post, you know I don't do to many of these, in fact I think this is the first one that I haven't given anything away. I usually turn down these types of things to keep my message and aesthetic consistent but when I had the chance to post about this collaboration I felt the message fit right in. I instantly related to Pasquale Natuzzi as I had one of his sofas for quite a while. Fabrizio Plessi's work was new to me but I think his artistic flare will compliment the Natuzzi line. The "energy" used in this production will be represented by Lava.
"Fabrizio Plessi" describes his collaboration with Natuzzi: «My work has always been to raise the emotional temperature of the video and enhance it with memory, conscience and passion. Since many years also the humanization of technology is an essential basis of my poetics. That’s way my collaboration with Pasquale Natuzzi was unavoidable: it’s almost a biological link, we have a vision of the future that has its roots in a common – ancestral and primordial – origin of our history and culture»."
These stunning hand blown glass sculptures remind me of a grouping of tress from a kids video game or cartoon or maybe even candy like. The simplified shapes placed in groups make for an amazing transparent piece of art. Simply beautiful!
The Woods is the second collaboration between the Norwegian design studios StokkeAustad and Andreas Engesvik, Oslo. Our inspiration was found in the forests and the lights of the North. A tree changing colours and transparency through the seasons is a fascinating process that we wanted to capture in this glass object. The unique, free standing glass sculpture The Woods, is a made out of hand blown glass. Each sculpture consists of seven trees – joined in two separate sections.
I haven’t ever really given much thought to kitchen knives (probably because I don’t do much cooking) but this set has made me pay attention. This almost all wood knife is so stunning in design and execution. It really gives the user and viewer a singular focus, that being the blade.
With this project we wanted to explore an alternative emotion to the standard kitchen knives you see every day. The focus is drawn to the high polished blade, while the rest of the knife’s Maple wood body sits warmly in the hand and blends in to its surroundings. The wood is sealed and food safe to allow for easy cleanup. The knife gives the appearance of being lightweight; however their weight is balanced to ensure that they can be used by any level of chef.
The combination of glass and ceramic in these vases by Guillaume Delvigne & Ionna Vautrin are really nice. It is almost as though the base is blowing the glass creating an odd asymmetrical shape. I would love to see these with a white base and smoked glass or the black base with a white opaque glass.
Prototypes of vases in mouth blown glass and ceramic. This project was presented during the Milan Furniture Fair 2008 inside the exhibition “Industreal Overture”.
These vessels by Mathias Hahn are stunning pieces of art. Imagined from the idea of making jam, concrete, brass, and colored glassed were fused to create these colorful modern vessels. Each piece has a specific reference to a type of container for storing fruit. Make sure to check out the rest of the descriptions over at dezeen.
Preserves is a series of experimental glass vessels, which portrait the abstract concept of collecting colours. Each one composing an individual chord of shades and referencing a traditional method of preservation. -Mathias Hahn