It’s been a busy and productive first week for WORKs Collective. We have recorded experiments from Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw, Meret Probst, and Lola Lely to name a few. All images of the selected projects can be seen below. Next week we will publish more stories about the other exciting projects from WORKs …
WELL PROVEN CHAIR
James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel mixing wood shavings with their special bio-resin formula to craft the Well Proven Chair.
Meret Probst’s design sketch for her KS_MG glassware collection( fig. 1). The charming paper maquettes and hand-made steel moulds for the glass blowing (fig. 2,3)
Lola Lely’s design sketches for the Patina pendant lights. Cast from bronze, the lamps are patinated with a variety of methods and chemical formulaes. Lola has been finalising her colour palette this week and working with a stonemason in Northampshire to turn various marble tops for the neck element.
LOST LEATHER CUTLERY
Helena Karelson’s sand cast cutlery uses a soft mould (in this case leather) as the “investment”. The leather is burnt out during the aluminium casting process to leave the final metal objects. The last image shows some of the cutlery pieces that did not come out too well. What happened? The molten metal did not flow evenly and fill the entire void in the mould. We think there’s certain charm and uniqueness about the mishap castings!