Part of the designers' ongoing Blueware project, the tiles are impregnated with a photo-sensitive substance that turns blue when exposed to light.
Plants are used to mask areas while the transformation takes place, leaving a white print behind.
Studio Glithero also present vases made with the same process and tables cast from plaster at the exhibition, which continues until 7 November.
More about the designers' Blueware project in our earlier story.
The information below is from Studio Glithero:
Glithero (Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson) are happy to announce that the exhibition in VIVID is extended with 2 weeks and now runs until November 7th, 2010.
Glithero is the first design studio to exhibit work in Rotterdam’s new VIVID Gallery space. The highlight of this exhibition is a big Blueware wall piece, comprised of almost one thousand tiles with blue photosensitive-prints of plants, made specifically for the space.
The studio perpetually tries to solve the riddle of how to capture the beauty they see in the moment of transformation. Experimentation with photographic formulas led to the union of the long forgotten photographic technique of cyanotype, and a medium often associated with the colour blue: ceramics. Flowers and humble weeds are arranged on vases and tiles with a cyanotype infused surface and then exposed to UV light. The visible area turns intensely blue and a ghostly white shadow remains hidden behind the flower. The tile patterns are created with pressed specimens composed between sheets of glass like a photographic negative, and are the first step in Glithero’s attempt to find their own dialogue between craft and design.
As well as the Blueware collection Glithero also present the new 'Running Mould' tables based on the artisan craft of cornice making. It is exhibited as follow up of the performative design installation made for Z33 in Belgium.
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