maison et objet: zuza mengham was one of the six designer’s picked to showcase at the rising talents stand during maison et objet. recognized for her distinctive use of resin, mengham was nominated personally by tom dixon as an ‘emerging designer’ to present her dual-purpose pieces that functions as furniture or stand-alone as art.

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image © jonathan middleton (image above © alberto lamback)

 

 

altogether; ’nexus’, ‘camber’, ’murmur’, ‘iron’ and ‘ZMCLRBASTRT16’ are zuza mengham‘s first forays into furniture and were first presented at maison et objet spring 2017. each different in form but same in their aesthetic, the pieces continue in the exploration of geometric forms, resin and the theme of precious stones.

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‘nexus’
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‘nexus’ is hand-made from a birch-ply core and resin casts. the Z-shape chair that uses a terrazzo-style material normally associated with flooring to create a seating surface. its form and material composition ensure it presents a different profile from every angle.

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‘camber’
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the asymmetric single-stem vase called ‘camber’ is constructed from synthetic onyx and fragments of discarded works, which uses different textures and levels of opacity to create an intriguing aesthetic effect.

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camber and ZMCLRBASTRT16 displayed at M&O
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the single stem vase is made from synthetic onyx and fragments of discarded works
image © designboom

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‘murmur’ bookends
image © jonathan middleton

 

 

‘murmur’ is a set of resin bookends made with color tints and ground marble. due to the fact resin is a malleable material that sets into permanence, each one exposes the moment in which the production method was arrested – a frozen slice of time.

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‘iron’
image © jonathan middleton

 

 

part of zuza’s ‘as above, so beneath’ series, which explores the key materials at the turning points of human history, ‘iron’ is a resin sculpture that represents the material composition and figurative impact of its subject through form and color.

 

 

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