CRUST , Floor Lamp
Year : 2021
Materials : Aluminium Smelters Offcut Crust, Tube light Bulbs.
Size : H31" W18" D10" ( H80 W45 D26 cm )
In the early stages of aluminium production, factories cast molten aluminium into massive blocks weighing in at over 25 tonnes. These blocks are clad with undulating, organic textures that are a result of the casting process. In the preparation of the blocks to be sent to other factories, the sides are cut off, leaving behind thin plates with organic, undulating surfaces–known as “crusts”.
ThusThat, in a continuation of their exploration of industrial narratives, use these crusts to create the first of an ongoing series of interior objects that reflect the unexpectedly raw backstory to an everyday material. The edges are jagged and roughly cut, resulting in rugged forms that seem to have been themselves byproducts of some industrial mechanisms, contrasted by a polished finish. The backside of the plates still show traces of the giant saws of the factories from which they were cut.
The pieces are designed to be easily disassembled, and recycled. Each piece is shaped and assembled to order, with customizations for designed objects or interior claddings, including colored anodizations, possible.
Category : Open Edition ( Numbered in the serie and signed by the Artist )