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Marble Resin Desktop Mirror in Matte Lilac
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Scrunch - Marble Resin Desktop Mirror in Matte Lilac
Warning: please be advised that you may from time to time find yourself using a mirror shaped like a scrunchie to check which scrunchie you have in your hair. This presents a conundrum of a rather psychological dimension: did you in fact already know exactly which scrunchie you had in your hair and just pretend you were confused so that you could create a moment of delicious irony, one in which you looked for a scrunchie in a mirror shaped like a scrunchie?

Collection Narrative

Fold is a comment on memory, society, consumerism and a host of other massive topics. Dramatic silhouettes flow elegantly and effortlessly in a series of pieces that present creases, pleats, ruffles, and layered folds and explore the essences of texture and shape.

Referencing the way drapery has been used by painters to convey movement since the Renaissance, particularly in the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci, Fold is fascinated by the way fabric is folded depending on the particularities of the human condition. Informed by a knowledge of art history, the collection narrates differences in a series of folds: a neat fold in the medieval Dutch portrait, a careless fold in that of a merchant sitting for a renaissance painter - these tell the story not just of a person's mood but also their historical moment.

Combining with the history of painting, the collection also investigates the writings of Georges Perec's and his exploration and documentation of the everyday and "that which is generally not taken note of, that which is not noticed, that which has no importance". Referring back to Perec's work, household cloths, folded bedsheets and hair scrunchies are used as motifs throughout Fold - not only for their ability to capture qualities of form, light and atmosphere, but for their material and everyday presence.

Fold uses a combination of materials including ceramics, pearls and precious stones - moving fluidly between the disciplines of jewelry and sculpture. The colours of the ceramics are rendered in green, blues and whites - bands of pure colour that recall the light and shadows in the vegetable garden of the designer's grandmother in Devon.

Scrunch - Marble Resin Desktop Mirror in Matte Lilac
Additional Reading

The piece is thoughtfully handcrafted using resin. It has a matte surface that lends it an imposing quality. 

It has a height of 18cm(7.09 inches), a width of 18cm(7.09 inches), and a depth of 4cm(1.57 inches).


Source Material:  Goya / da Vinci / Georges Perec, La Vie mode d'emploi (Paris: Hachette, 1978) / Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (London, Penguin Classic, 1998)

Background noise:  While this collection was in development we may or may not have been influenced by the following experiences: [01] Watching all of the films of Kore-eda Hirokazu available on DVD in the UK. [02] Listening to Philip Glass - mainly Einstein on the Beach and Metamorphosis [03] Two visits to Gormley at the Royal Academy (one with children)


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