one of the ‘ftc’ works, designed by apparatu and alex trochut
the skates break, bend, leak, and slide in impossible configurations.
all are ceramic, with either a colored glaze or silver, gold, or aluminum plating.
some of the pieces are plated in gold, silver, or aluminum
taking an instinctive approach to the design process,
apparatu emphasizes the fundamental destructibility of their creations,
which despite their solid appearance, are ceramic and thus quite fragile.
the studio’s name can be characterized as either mispoken german (‘apparat’)
or misspelled catalan (‘aparatu’), but in both cases signifies the word for a device or appliance.
the skate being formed from clay
drying the rolled and bent pieces for one of the works