Crystal Series

 

2016 - ongoing

collection of objects

various dimensions

crystallized minerals

 

Our world is changing in a fast and significant way. Progress has been measured by increased speed and efficiency - faster, better, stronger. This has caused a shift in our perception of time. In our fast paced society time seems to fly, time has become a luxury product, time has become a currency. 

 

In reality time has been passing at the same speed for ages. Nature can be seen as the opponent of today’s society. Natural processes are the proof of time. 

 

The ‘Crystal’ series is the result of research into stalagmites, one of the greatest wonders of nature. The growing process of the objects can be seen as a metaphor for time. Each object is unique in shape, colour and texture, due to the organic development of the object. The objects are the result of the natural crystallization of minerals and the influence of the designer on the formation process. This process can take up to several weeks to obtain the perfect shape, interesting colour combinations and dimensions of crystals.

 

In collaboration with BioArt Laboratories Eindhoven

The Juice Salif by Philippe Starck and The 9093 Kettle by Michael Graves for Alessi, EM77 Jug by Erik Magnussen for Stelton, The Dombo by Richard Hulten for Gispen and the Aalto Vase by Aino & Alvar Aalto for littala.

Crystal Chair: The design is a tribute to Léon Stynen

The design is a tribute to Léon Stynen

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