Drag by Julien Carretero

Eindhoven designer Julien Carretero has created a collection of lamps, tables and stools by scraping a profile into hardening plaster.

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Called Drag, the series is inspired by a technique traditionally used to make cornice mouldings.

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Each half is made by pouring plaster over a mould and scraping a profile into its surface as the material sets, using pieces of wood attached to an oscillating frame.

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The two parts are then joined to make lamps, tables or stools.

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Here's some text from Carretero:

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Drag (2009)

Drag uses a traditional technique for making ornamental cornice mouldings using synthetic plaster.

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Half-pieces are rotated on a central axis as the plaster sets, then assembled to form a complete round turn.

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Several different typologies of objects (lamps, utility table, stool) have been made and each piece is unique.

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A minimal industrial process that integrates organic imperfection.

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The Drag project deals with a production process inspired by the traditional plaster dragging technique in which the plaster is constrained in shape by a profile while hardening.

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This technique traditionally used to produce ornamental cornices is  adapted here in order to serially produce various typologies of objects thanks to a single apparatus.

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The process results in an infinite variation of shapes, all based on solids of revolution.

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Multiple sizes of semi-circular shapes are aligned on the central axe of the apparatus, which drags the plaster on top of them.

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The two halves of the object are then assembled together by using the overload of dragged material.

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Material : porcelain plaster

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Based in Eindhoven (NL) and a frequent exhibitor on the world circuit, from Moss to Experimenta, French designer Julien Carretero explores the possibilities of artisan creation in objects that are lively, vibrant and in constant phase-change.

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This is hands-on design, sensual and self-made, inscribed in the sinuous lines of one-off/industrial pieces in the manner of Gaetano Pesce.

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What it tells us that a designer can't be just a thinking head, since the most important thing is to put a craftsman's feeling into the fabrication process.

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