Tom Dixon‘s Fresh Fat chair is woven from Provista, a type of recyclable plastic. The Fresh Fat chair glistens like glass, but with more fluidity and less breakability. The industrial process is subverted, as the extrusion machine is deconstructed to allow humans to take charge. The hot, fresh, fat polymer pumps out of the machine and is manipulated and woven by hand into primitive shapes. The Provista plastic takes on a glass like clarity as it solidifies into extraordinary constructions. Each object is unique and precious, and challenges the preconception of plastic as a throwaway material.
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Global Industry at The Dock is an energetic and creative hub for design in Portobello…
- October 11, 2010
The Minotti 2013 collection evokes a certain era – the ’50s, ’60s and ‘70s – by drawing upon a veritable fountain of design ideas and personalities that left an indelible mark on the history of Italian and international design.
Echoes of contemporary American architecture, the light freshness of Scandinavian design, the strict formality of German rationalism, the calm and measured elegance of the Milanese school, and the ability to create cultured, sophisticated decor – all flow together in a perfect and at the same time original fusion of inspirations from the worlds of design, architecture and decor.
Design and craftsmanship continue to be at the heart of Mindcraft that, in its tenth edition, presents a project curated by Ditte Hammerstrøm.
In this year’s exhibition, the objects on display take centre stage, with an emphasis on the hands-on engagement with the material and the visual, aesthetic and sensuous qualities of the objects.