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Underlay, Overlay
En Concreto
Open Fires
Totem
Claroscuro
Cumulo
Sinkhole Vessels
Vera Thinks of Boxes
Looking Pewter
The Chroma Season
Colour Me Tables
Patio
Lomita
Verdiazul
Piedras Tables
Piedras Lamp
El Otro (de los Mugrosos)
Mugroso
Mugrosita
Table Stripping
Crash Bench
Fragment of a Staircase
Fuego Lento
Altar in a Corner
Table Shedding

 
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Claroscuro

 
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Claroscuro (translated chiaroscuro): The use of contrasts of light and shade to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures.

The project Claroscuro consists of two benches assembled from linear arrangements of tulipwood
battens. The battens are machined in different thicknesses along their length to create a visual
effect of changing density and perception. As the benches are viewed from certain angles various
forms emerge and fade providing a sense of movement and ambiguity to the objects. Claroscuro
uses the versatility of the material to explore the contrast between shade, light and form.

Claroscuro was commisioned by the American Hardwood Export Council for the exhibition “Five”. The show, curated by the Clerkenwell Design Week as part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, included five projects using American hardwood, designed by members of the London-based collective Okay Studio and made by sculptor and fabricator Adam Kershaw.

Photography by Petr Krejci

 
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