Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

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Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Canadian designer Philippe-Albert Lefebvre has created a range of fire tools by casting hand-carved branches in bronze and iron.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Called Bronze Age, the set consists of a poker and shovel sand-cast in bronze, and fire dogs cast in iron.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

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.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Warming up next to the fireplace after a day of ski is probably one of the most resourcing of these moments.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

"Bronze Age" consists of a set of fireplace accessories: a fire poker and a shovel made in bronze and firedogs made in iron.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Man’s Paleolithic tools dating from the discovery of fire are my source of inspiration for this project.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

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.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

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.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre


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  • http://www.carrothead.eu carrothead

    I really like these objects (shape – look …) – mostly the branch – but in my opinion the handle should be sth like “wrapped around leather” – not this kind of hanger – as it´s the only point at the object which is “un-natural” or “manmade”, you start to focus on it.

    • Marie-France

      I don't agree,
      the handle is in leather which is very natural and primitive
      You should have seen it in NY city!
      Hope you will have a chance to see and buy his stuff since it is still affordable!