As mentioned last week here is the second part with the best of Ventura Lambrate. Here you will find the most interesting sudios about production of objects. In this edition an ample selection are marked by unusual materials and new production techniques, with great attention to the choice of natural materials such as sand, mud and marble.
The first designer today is Anabella Vivas, young designer born in Caracas and currently establish between Milan and Madrid. With a focus on creativity, experience and innovation, Anabella Vivas wants to translate her creativity to physical product and create, design and architecture that make the difference. Her beautiful vases collection “100% Sand” look for a balance between materials, with a high content of sand in their mixes, 60% of concrete and 40% of glass. The objects are storyteller to make an awarness of the amount of things we have around us containing sand, and stop thinking of it as weakly usable materials. I like so much poetry behind the project and, being a great lover of flowers, vases are my favorite additions!
Product designer and interior architect Gert-Jan Soepenberg founder of Atelier Gertjan launches his production in an architecture inspired series of vases. Vases are inspired to work of two great architects he admires: vase#1 is a concrete vase in which he abstracxted a shape from architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Placio da Alvorada, for vase#2 he used the interior of Guggenheim New York museum by Frank Lloyd Wright. Soepenberg produces his vases in a self-built rotational moulding machine. For this he utilises an industrial process as is normally only seen in the production of plastics. Gert-Jan Soepenberg chose this technique to allow for the hollow forms of the vases to be as thin as possible. The inside of the vases is coated with acrylic resin, which renders them watertight. To see this production technique from life is really amazing!
What you can get from one marble tile 40×40? Italian designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti have the answer! From the marble tiles found in warehouses of italian craft companies they made objects cutting sheets with waterjet machine and then assembling the pieces without creating waste materials. The idea of using the waste is very cool, and the results of the project very original! This is kind of design I love!
Studio rENs,formed by Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren, operate in Eindhoven since 2008. This years presented “Reddish”, a project that provides classic ceramics with a makeover in form and colour. Each item in this series of table objetcs, madein co-operation with Cor Unum, was placed in liquid pigment. From that day on, it pains itself, void of any human intervention: the colorant soaks into the material, where it leaves traces and draws a pattern. This process remains active for months and shades of colour that are create are amazing!
Studio Jeroen Wand creates products and objects where traditional combinations of materials and techniques are modified, altered or reinvented, culminating into unconventional production processes such as paper laminating or plaster rotation moulding. The work of the studio is the result of experiments and research where the method of production directly influences the form and function. In the process of making “Phases IV” vases, two phases of the same material react upon each other in a biochemical struggle. The primary shape of these vessels, which is based on one mold, is first cast and dried. Afterwards this basic shape is immersed in newly mixed plaster.
Via multiple immersions in different mixtures of liquid plaster, the basic formis covered with several unique layers. The inner shape keeps its clean design, whilst the outside becomes rough and irregular. Really incredible!
All photos by The Lightline