Late last year, Philippe Malouin, a Canadian designer residing in England, put together some items for a show curated by the online design magazine and blog DEZEEN. The work—a series of waxed concrete shapes— offered an opportunity to see the “container” as more than just a vessel. The segments sat together as a family of individual objects convened for a temporary purpose. The notion that an object’s function is mutable is an ancient theme but that its form can be mutable as well seems a more contemporary suggestion and one that offers a potential for new ways of seeing the objects in our lives.
More images and a short video after the jump.
London-based Canadian designer Philippe Malouin showed his bowls formed of waxed concrete at Dezeen Space as part of Dezeen Platform . Malouin cast the bowls in response to the fictional character of Vera who was presented to a group of designers by curators Kirsty Minns and Érika Muller in the form of a photograph after they discovered a box of old photos in a junk shop. Read more about the story here.
Discovered at Dezeen