Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trends in Metal finishes - Lex Pott

If one speaks of trends and new finishes in metal and wood, one cannot ignore the amsterdam based artists Lex Pott's direction and influence. This 27 year old designer returns to the origin the materials that he uses, like wood, metal and stone. He does not hide his designs under indirect layers but reduces them to their very essence.
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Lex Pott : ''When an element like copper is found in nature it has a green colour. Iron has an orange / brown  colour when being found inside the earth. Oxidized metal surfaces create colours that provide information about a material. The pallete is a reaction with the base material. 
Therefore the coloured surfaces have an organic growth of colour and not every colour is possible on every surface. Colouring metals requires accurate recipes. This project shows the results of a research on metals and their true colours; a direct relationship between colour, material and information''

Lex Pott : ''Over time, dark spots start to appear on mirrors. The silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history. This process can be regarded as degradation, however this project shows the beauty of this material transition of silver''

* All images are copyright Lex Pott

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