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Tephra Formations

    

Leather Furniture / 2OO9

The starting point for this project, anchored in a series of initiatives challenging the status of the creator of an object, is a fictional scenario about a volcano that might have given birth to these pieces of furniture. What vulcanologists call tephra ("ash" in Greek) are fragments of solid rock of various sizes that are thrown into the air during an eruption. A volcano ejects different types of material. Large fragments of lava that solidify as they fly through the air are called "bombs". They are still viscous when they land, and this gives them their characteristic shapes. The large piece entitled Irregular Bomb combines different types of seats that seem to have melted together.

Courtesy:
Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Photos:
Fabrice Gousset: 1-5
Studio RS: 6-7

Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations
Tephra Formations

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