alex meitlis' brassware collection for hazorfim at LDF 2013
 
alex meitlis' brassware collection for hazorfim at LDF 2013 alex meitlis' brassware collection for hazorfim at LDF 2013
sep 17, 2013

alex meitlis' brassware collection for hazorfim at LDF 2013

alex meitlis’ brassware collection for hazorfim

 

alex meitlis’ new brassware collection for hazorfim will launch during 100% design as part of the london design festival 2013.

 

entitled ‘alex meitlis by hazorfim’ this new set of pieces includes vases, vessels, candle sconces and bowls manufactured in brass.  the pieces are founded on deceptively simple three-dimensional forms – ellipses, spheres and cylinders that span the divide between art and design.

 

 

 

alex meitlis told designboom more about the project:

 

DB: what was the most challenging aspect of the project?
AM: hazorfim didn’t really provide me with a brief. they were actually very clear in that they refused to limit my brief in anyway, so I had complete freedom in what I could do, which I’m not used to. as an architect I thrive when given a complicated brief with an even more complicated site to respond to, so I had to adjust my thinking to tackle this brief and while challenging it was also great fun!

 

DB: how did you settle upon the eventual forms and materials used for this collection?
AM: the reason I worked with basic shapes is all to do with my obsession with simplicity; it was literally a reduction game. I was trying to see how basic and how simple a piece can get. how little can be done to enable the beauty of a shape to just be. it’s about reflections – I’ve become obsessed with shiny brass ever since i worked on nopi (a restaurant in london)during that project I realized how much I am fascinated by this material. with even the most simple form in brass you get the most amazing reflections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

alex meitlis by hazorfim launches at 100% design, london, 18 – 21 september.

 

for more london design festival 2013 events see designboom’s interactive map and guide »

 

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