“Metsidian traverses the boundary between sculpture and furniture, a harmonious union of otherworldly form and everyday function,” said Janne Kyttanen.
The Finnish designer and the founder of the 3D printing company Freedom of Creation, Janne Kyttanen has come up with two new works for Design Miami 2015. These were carried out in collaboration with Gallery ‘All’ based in Los Angeles and Gallery ‘Vivid’ based in Rotterdam. He experimented with the merging of technology of explosion welding and 3D printing in his brand new product the ‘Metsidian table’.
“At present we’re able to use explosion welding to join materials that wouldn’t naturally fuse together – what if we could control this force digitally? What kind of hybrid matter could we create?”
A block of obsidian, dark glass like volcanic rock was exploded along with the 3D printed copper table which resulted in this met morphed product. This explosion adds dynamism to the table. It makes it appear natural from one end but its ‘prow’ inspired form and 3D printed figures, lend it an artificial look from the other end. The translation from the natural towards the artificial is clearly visible and adds to the beauty of table.
“The result is a compelling metamorphosis; the impossible becomes reality,” says the designer.
The other product displayed in this exhibition is the ‘Sedona table’. The top covers a composition of irregular triangles and the supports taper as they get closer to the ground. Its composition resembles the red rocks sandstone formation of Arizona and the bronze mirror finish adds to its sophistication.
‘Avoid Light’ and ‘Avoid Stool’ are some among his previous works which have also occupied a place in this exhibition. The tray inspired from the soap bubbles, ‘Macedonia tray’ is on display as well. Around eight such pieces were available as limited edition products in this exhibition.
By : Kushal Jain