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Delicate Nature

By WGSN, 06 December 2010

Research & Reference
Captured form

Frozen in Time by Studio Wieki Somers, 2010

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland collection by
Alidra Alic

For her Frozen in Time

Reversed Volumes by Mischer’Traxler, 2010

Reversed Volumes is a
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Instead thedesigners pack ceramic powder around a number of different fruit andvegetables.com . Andy Lomas creates computergenerated images of organic natural forms in relation to simple mathematical rules.mischertraxler. crafting intricate forms reminiscent of plant and corallike structures through digital simulation. Wieki Somers dips floral forms into a clear UVsensitive liquid resin that hardens on exposure to light.wiekisomers.com Mimicking nature Inflorescence by Gilles Belley Aggregation by Andy Lomas The Organic Factory project by Gilles Belley explores similarities between the artificial and natural to create objects with shapes and functions manufactured from nature.Danish jewellery designer Alidra Alic has developed her own technique. releasing perfumed oils into the water. and have a strong Art Nouveau aesthetic.collection. which then hardens. It then binds the delicate petals.com collection of bowls cast fromvegetables by designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler. ©WGSN 2014 www.alidraalic. who worktogether under the Micher’Traxler moniker. 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.com Inspired by the surreal flora and fauna of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. www. www.andylomas. The bowls are created without ever entering a kiln. twigs and blossom to a range of vases and lighting. The objects look as if they are captured in ice. www. which combines precious metals and stones with plastic to create a range of jewellery with a feminine intricacy and dipped or glazed finish. The finished items bear the echoes ofthe fruit on their insides.

azumamakoto. Using the natural interlocking characteristics of the gypsophila plant. creating botanical sculptures and “haute-couture boutiques” that bring together the worlds of botany and art. 2010 In Harvest.fr Cultivated growth Harvest by Asif Khan.com Celebrating ornamentation Predictive Dream IX (detail) by Katsuyo Aoki.Asif Khan explores the idea of plant life as a raw material. A layer of linseed-oil resin enables the furniture to be strong while retaining a fragile appearance.com www. Flower artist Azuma Makoto explores the possibilities of artistic self-expression through flower arranging.asif-khan.gillesbelley. moulding and freeze-drying. www.www. 2010 Fashion in Nature by Azuma Makoto. 2009 While contemporary ©WGSN 2014 . the shape of the chair is “grown” by weaving.

the NeoOrnamentalism 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.Japanese culture tends to embrace a stripped-back and pared down modernist aesthetic. Museum of Contemporary Art. Tokyo www.mot-art-museum.jp ©WGSN 2014 . Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Cotemporary Art.