A Series Of Tables Inspired By Earth’s Structure
- Monika Mróz
For their upcoming showcase at this year’s Salone del Mobile, British studio PINCH created a set of coffee tables made from copper. The series comes up as a further exploration of Natural Nim, the table launched during September’s London Design Festival. However, this time the designers mixed Jesmonite with fine powdered copper, creating an original color structure formed by metallic tones running through the sides of the table. The result of a study on texture and form, Copper Nim references to lava, Earth layers and the weather. The designers describe it as “a manmade object that expresses all the movement, power and beauty of the natural world”. Although the coffee table is made from a mould, its production required a lot of human touch. In fact, due to the labour-intensive process, the series comes in a limited edition of 50. Every table is hand layered and hand painted in a way that follows its unique texture. The result is a majestic and well-crafted piece with an original color graduation and perfectly smooth top.
The studio last exhibited in Milan in 2011. This year, the designers take over an old Milanese shoe shop, where they will present the new collection along with a special installation featuring some of the brand’s signature pieces. Known for their commitment to creating artistic and thoughtful pieces, studio PINCH once again made a design object that is perhaps more of an art piece.
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