By a method of rapid heating and inducing air currents, Amsterdam designer, Pieke Bergman manipulates PVC plastic sheeting to assume unpredictable forms from the variations within her procedure. The exhibit was taken place in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week 2013.

Arch2o- Organic Growth in Plastic form  Pieke Bergman’s Vapor Installation  (16)

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Pieke describes how the spontaneous shapes reflect the methods of glass blowing. The artificial plastic references organic growth through the limited capacity in controlling the process. Pieke influences certain parameters such as heat, air current, time and colour, which collaborate to create the final pieces.

Arch2o- Organic Growth in Plastic form  Pieke Bergman’s Vapor Installation  (13)

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The finished product is akin to ghost like worms, which diffuse light throughout their fragile structure. The sculptures starts thicker from the heated terminal, gradually thinning out towards the end, revealing greater light through lesser opacity. The semi-translucent sculptures reflect the geometrical context of the basement pipe rooms in which they are arranged, yet contrast against their solidity.

 By Geoff Eberle

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