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Delicate Nature

By WGSN, 06 December 2010

Delicate Nature By WGSN, 06 December 2010 Research & Reference Captured form Frozen in Time by

Research & Reference

Captured form

06 December 2010 Research & Reference Captured form Frozen in Time by Studio Wieki Somers, 2010

Frozen in Time by Studio Wieki Somers, 2010

For her Frozen in Time

in Time by Studio Wieki Somers, 2010 For her Frozen in Time Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland collection by Alidra Alic

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in Wonderland collection by Alidra Alic ©WGSN 2014 Reversed Volumes by Mischer’Traxler, 2010 Reversed Volumes

Reversed Volumes by Mischer’Traxler, 2010

Reversed Volumes is a

collection, Wieki Somers dips floral forms into a clear UV- sensitive liquid resin that

hardens on exposure to light.

It then binds the delicate

petals, twigs and blossom to

a range of vases and lighting.

The objects look as if they are captured in ice, and have a strong Art Nouveau aesthetic. www.wiekisomers.com

Inspired by the surreal flora and fauna of Lewis Carroll’s

Alice’s Adventures in

Wonderland,Danish jewellery designer Alidra Alic has developed her own technique, which combines precious metals and stones with plastic to create a range of jewellery with a feminine intricacy and dipped or glazed finish.

collection of bowls cast fromvegetables by designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who worktogether under the Micher’Traxler moniker.

The bowls are created without ever entering a kiln. Instead thedesigners pack ceramic powder around a number of different fruit andvegetables, which then hardens. The finished items bear the echoes ofthe fruit on their insides.

Mimicking nature

on their insides. www.mischertraxler.com Mimicking nature Inflorescence by Gilles Belley The Organic Factory project

Inflorescence by Gilles Belley

The Organic Factory project

by Gilles Belley explores similarities between the artificial and natural to create objects with shapes and functions manufactured from nature. Made from agromaterials – materials made from agricultural waste that are biodegradable in

water – the Inflorescence bath

bomb combines the geometrical shape of flowers with the aromatic scent of cloves, releasing perfumed oils into the water.

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cloves, releasing perfumed oils into the water. ©WGSN 2014 Aggregation by Andy Lomas Andy Lomas creates

Aggregation by Andy Lomas

Andy Lomas creates computer- generated images of organic natural forms in relation to simple mathematical rules, crafting intricate forms reminiscent of plant and coral- like structures through digital simulation.

Cultivated growth

www.gillesbelley.fr Cultivated growth Harvest by Asif Khan, 2010 In Harvest ,Asif Khan explores the idea of

Harvest by Asif Khan, 2010

In Harvest,Asif Khan explores the idea of plant life as a raw material. Using the natural interlocking characteristics of the gypsophila plant, the shape of the chair is “grown” by weaving, moulding and freeze-drying. A layer of linseed-oil resin enables the furniture to be strong while retaining a fragile appearance.

while retaining a fragile appearance. www.asif-khan.com Fashion in Nature by Azuma Makoto, 2010 Flower artist Azuma

Fashion in Nature by Azuma Makoto, 2010

Flower artist Azuma Makoto explores the possibilities of artistic self-expression through flower arranging, creating botanical sculptures and “haute-couture boutiques” that bring together the worlds of botany and art.

Celebrating ornamentation

and art. www.azumamakoto.com Celebrating ornamentation Predictive Dream IX (detail) by Katsuyo Aoki, 2009 While

Predictive Dream IX (detail) by Katsuyo Aoki, 2009

While contemporary

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Japanese culture tends to embrace a stripped-back and pared down modernist aesthetic, the Neo-

Ornamentalism exhibition at

Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the more traditional and ornamental arts and crafts of Japan such as lacquer work and intricate carving used in the country’s art today.

Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Cotemporary Art,

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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