Fredrik Paulsen, ‘Console’, 2017, Etage Projects
Fredrik Paulsen, ‘Console’, 2017, Etage Projects
Fredrik Paulsen, ‘Console’, 2017, Etage Projects
Fredrik Paulsen, ‘Console’, 2017, Etage Projects

Fredrik Paulsen’s console table, commissioned by Etage Projects for Salon Art + Design New York 2017, turn the spotlight on a brand new and unique technique that combines anodized aluminium with his signature rainbow tie-dye we know from the Prism series.

Process explained by Fredrik Paulsen:

  1. "First I take all the aluminium parts to a company to open up the surface grains of the aluminium. This is made in several chemical baths with electricity and takes 4 hours."

  2. "​​​​​​When the grains are open I have a couple of hours to apply pigment before the aluminium needs to go in the fixation bath. Now I bring them to my studio and treat them in the exact same way as I do when I tie-dye the wooden works."

  3. "Now all the parts needs to go back to the anodization place to seal the surface grains. This is made in a boiling bath for 40 minutes."

Image rights: Copyright of the artist and Etage Projects

Manufacturer: Fredrik Paulsen

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