bronze dipped fabric furniture   dressed collection by jens praet
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nov 24, 2012
bronze dipped fabric furniture dressed collection by jens praet


‘dressed’ chair, 2012 by jens praet
oxidized green patinated bronze, brushed brass
800 x 450 x 500 mm (h x w x d)
edition of 8 + 1, prototype + 3 AP
studio jens praet for industry gallery in collaboration with jan praet
manufactured by fonderia del giudice for studio jens praet
image © jiri praet, courtesy of industry gallery
 

 

‘dressed’ by belgian designer jens praet is a collection of functional art objects made of bronze dresses and brass under-structures,
designed in collaboration with the designer’s father and artist jan praet – produced for washington and LA-based industry gallery.
leftover and discarded fabric is submerged in hot wax, draped and shaped by hand over a rigid mold and consequently cast in bronze,
the bronzed fabric surface is patinated with the familiar oxidized green color.

 

each piece is the outcome of different production steps, and in order to preserve the tactility of the material, most of the fabrication is done by hand.
the pieces from the ‘dressed’ collection will vary in resulting color due to the unpredictable aging process characteristic of the bronze patina –
resulting in a unique selection of furniture items. the work will be shown in december at designmiami/ 2012.

 

 


‘dressed’ chair from rear

 

 

 
‘dressed’ chair detail

 

 


‘dressed’ chair detail

 

 


‘dressed table’, 2012
oxidized green patinated bronze, brushed brass
760 x 1950 x 950 mm (h x w x d)
edition of 8 + 1, prototype + 3 AP
studio jens praet for industry gallery in collaboration with jan praet
manufactured by fonderia del giudice for studio jens praet
image © jiri praet, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 


‘dressed’ table detail

 


‘dressed’ stool, 2012
oxidized green patinated bronze, brushed brass
450 x 400 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
edition of 8 + 1, prototype + 3 AP
studio jens praet for industry gallery in collaboration with jan praet
manufactured by fonderia del giudice for studio jens praet
image © jiri praet, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 


‘dressed’ bench, 2012
oxidized green patinated bronze, brushed brass
450 x 1710 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
edition of 8 + 1, prototype + 3 AP
studio jens praet for industry gallery in collaboration with jan praet
manufactured by fonderia del giudice for studio jens praet
image © jiri praet, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 


the material is dipped in hot wax and then cast in bronze
image © jiri praet, courtesy of industry gallery

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