Here's another project from last month's Royal College of Art graduate show, Els Woldhek's series of unconventional shelving and lamps joined by copper growths.
Called Naturally False, the collection features shelving units made up of timber veneer sticks connected by copper lumps produced by a copper plating process.
Sheets of copper, which make up the shelves and lampshades, are welded together in different configurations and inserted into the rod structure.
The project is an exporation of copper plating and veneer, materials typically found as surface finishes but used in this instance as structural elements.
See more projects from this year's graduate shows in our special category.
Here's some more information from Woldhek:
Naturally False revolves around finding a balance between design, material and process. Developing a process in which the nature of the material and technique takes control.
It is an exploration of copperplating and veneer. Two materials normally found as surface finishes, used for their decorative value.
Here they come together, released from their usual constraints they create tension between them as well as collaborating as one.
Creating structure and support in their own unpredictable ways. The results manifest themselves as shelving and as lamps.
As they first appear random, fragile and possibly unfunctional they question not only their own making but also the making of the objects around them.
The Structures are created with thin sticks that are bound together by the growth of the copper.
And given a place within the home by thin deformed shapes and surfaces.
Each structure and surface is unique. Which is not only a result from the design for the sake of it moreover it is a result from the technique and materials used.
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