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Using colour is a key element in this project. Every metal has a different color when found in the earth. This is due to oxidisation. In this case the green is directly related to the copper by giving information on the material.
The color is not added but a direct transformation of the copper into an oxidised state. The copper is both cultivated and natural. People tend to polish and clean copper while nature due to humidity and moisture creates a patina layer. These panels show the contrast between natural behaviour of copper and the cultivated state. Each panel is unique due to the natural proces.
Product designer Lex Pott takes an intuitive approach to inventing new design languages out of historical precedents. His work ranges from the monumental—a columnar coffee table cut from a single piece of hard stone—to the petite—spring scissors based on Asian craft technique—and is often composed according to contrasts. Jagged pieces of rock intercept smooth stone plates in the “Fragments” table series, for example, and metallic rust meets highly polished chromatic surfaces in the “True Colours” vases and shelves. For the “Transience Mirrors” (2015), Pott experiments with the oxidation process to create gradients of color through the application of sulphur to silver, while “Reflections” (2013) features mirrors and marbles that mimic the appearance of an open book and bring out symmetrical patterns in the stone.