david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors
 
david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors
nov 10, 2011

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors

‘transience mirrors’ by david derksen and lex pott all images courtesy of david derksen and lex pott 

dutch designers david derksen and lex pott have created ‘transience’, a series of geometric mirrors
that take the concept of oxidization and use it to create texture and color on the reflective surfaces. 
 
usually oxidization happens randomly and over long periods of time as the silver layer reacts
with oxygen and water. although this is usually seen as a sign of degradation,
the duo have explored and gained control of this process to create layers of color ranging
from golds and browns to purples and blues. sulfur is added to the top layer of the mirrors and left for varying
amounts of time. the longer the chemical reaction is left to occur, the deeper the color.
the shapes reinforce the geometric forms of the mirror while the changes in tone create the illusion of laying.  

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors circular version of oxidized mirror

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorslinear mirror 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorsdetail of attainable color variations in triangular version 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorsdetail of circular mirror 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorsview of studio space from above 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorsdesigning and preparing the project 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors oxidizing the mirrors 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors scraping off the oxidizing materials 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrorsthe finishing steps 

david derksen and lex pott: oxidized transience mirrors (from left to right) lex pott and david derksen 

  • very beautiful

    Pardon
  • 😀

    martin
  • amazing!!

    hemali
  • wow!

    dbkii

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