Photographs by Spencer Hung, Janice Nicolay, and Gwenael Lewis
Individual 28 pendants result from a complex glass blowing technique whereby air pressure is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which is made of opaque milk glass and houses a low voltage (12V, 20W halogen/xenon) or our proprietary and replaceable LED.
28 Pendants are designed to cluster in hexagonal shapes which nestle into each other to create patterns as dictated by the needs of the interior. They may also be clustered or composed in an ambient manner similar to their distant cousins the 14’s.
Edited by Artecnica
Material: spring steel, small wire
Exhibition: Design Parade 7, 2012
Context: ECAL, 2012
The collection Thalie is based on a dialogue between an industrial process and an artisanal finalization. It is composed of a plate, a fruit bowl and a bread basket.
Inspired by handcrafts like crochet or knitting, I approximated the characteristic of the metal sheet close to a textile quality. The chemical etching allowed to cut a sheet of spring steel in a very precise and fine manner in order to produce my patterns. These two dimensional elements are afterwards manually transformed into volumes with the help of a metal wire. Thus irregular and sensual forms result from a first very mechanic drawing.