Back in Arles for two weeks and with the pleasure to work again with Atelier Luma in the salt marshes.
We were experimenting with different typologies of crystallization processes. Such methodologies are truly using natural formations/occurrences to build and shape objects, or an example of how a designer can influence the production of objects to merge with their environments instead of dominating and domesticating them.
We’ve tried dipping different kinds of materials and objects with various porosity’s such as ceramics, plexiglass, textiles, natural fibers and wood to start implementing a methodology to grow crystals on objects like baskets, lights and handles.
Crystallizing in a natural context led to a radically different approach than my usual work methodologies as the determining parameters (such as water saturation, temperature, level and stir- ring...) are weather dependent.
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