From the exhibition Collide + Divide.
Materials: Copper, 58 reclaimed hospital waste oxygen tubes, bronze
Dimensions: 1040 x 510 x 300 mm
About the Makers:
Combining traditional woodworking and metal smithing techniques with contemporary applications Dymond and Young have created a pair of prototype copper framed stools with woven seats. A shared focus on materiality has combined to elevate the classic functional form, reminiscent of mid century school chairs, into elegant contemporary furniture by use of luxe brushed copper and aged green patina, created with locally sourced sea water from Willunga beach, south of Adelaide. The contrast in weaving materials show the intersection, and departure of the individual maker's practices; seagrass reflecting Young’s classic, natural aesthetic while reused hospital oxygen tubing speak to Dymond’s preoccupation with single use waste plastics.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The stools are speculative prototypes for exhibition only and not intended for functional use. Weight bearing capacity is yet to be established. If sold, pieces will be made to order, and undergo more rigorous structural testing, with a lead time of up to 4 months.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.