Transforming Matters is a reflection on the transformation of materials through the skilful hands of an artisan as well as through the passing of time. The pieces on exhibit are united by the way in which they explore new materiality, from Moreno Ratti’s new series of sculptural vases in recycled marble, produced in collaboration with Stonethica, to the beautiful merging of aluminium and wood in the Echo table by Uufie.
Normally utilitarian, metal transcends into something ethereal in Sabina Belfiore Lucovich’s striking large-scale architecture lighting mobile Luminarie; and the experienced hands of plummassier Maxime Leroy transform collected bird feathers into the Club Chair designed by Glen Baghurst.
In Umut Yamac’s Clean Sweep, a sculptural kinetic wall clock that sweeps time away, time permeates the design with poetry and elevates the piece into something more beautiful.
A new collection of chairs by Lara Bohinc, inspired by planetary and lunar orbits, and a lighting range by glass blowing specialist Simone Crestani will also be unveiled.
Updated editions of Matter of Stuff's commissioned collection including The Veiled table by Olga Bielawska as a low coffee table and the Remetaled series by Tim Vanlier as a wall lighting piece will complete the exhibit.