Canadian designer Philippe-Albert Lefebvre has created a range of fire tools by casting hand-carved branches in bronze and iron.
Called Bronze Age, the set consists of a poker and shovel sand-cast in bronze, and fire dogs cast in iron.
Lefebvre completed the project while studying at the ECAL University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Here's some more from the designer:
Bronze Age is my Masters diploma project at ECAL.
I view luxury as more than objects. It also means having the time off to relax, calm down and forget about our responsibilities.
Warming up next to the fireplace after a day of ski is probably one of the most resourcing of these moments.
"Bronze Age" consists of a set of fireplace accessories: a fire poker and a shovel made in bronze and firedogs made in iron.
Man’s Paleolithic tools dating from the discovery of fire are my source of inspiration for this project.
I first chose branches that would fit the purpose of the tools. I then roughly removed the bark and soften the surfaces to obtain complex and brutal shapes that appeal to senses.
These masters were then sand-cast in molten metal. The shape and hand-made process emphasize on the primitive and sensory characteristics of making fire.
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