'fossils' by ofir zucker 'fossils' by ofir zucker
aug 02, 2010

'fossils' by ofir zucker

detail of a soft fabric mold

‘fossils’ is a production method for casting concrete, developed by recent industrial design graduate of shenkar college in tel aviv, ofir zucker.

the project offers a technique based on casting concrete into soft fabric molds. this method continuously gives the concrete a different and new language of organic, flowing surfaces with a warm texture, providing more formal freedom – molds unchained by the technical considerations of undercuts. ‘fossils’ enables one to design concrete products with precise shapes on the one hand, but also random shapes on the other, all created by the weight of the concrete within the mold.

in each case, the soft mold stretches, folds and creates distortions. a series of casts into the same mold will lead to similar, but not identical objects.

edge detail of a soft fabric mold

resulting concrete form

detail of concrete cast

this technique provides detailed textures from fabric

a molded concrete coffee table


series of ‘fossilized’ objects

  • beautiful and fresh

    shahar katsav says:
  • i want to steal this idea.

    discipline says:
  • haha think it has already been stolen a few times, the local design-bicycle this concrete fabric mouldings turning out to be.

    tomitwoshoes says:
  • Yes please check out these [url=http://www.projectsgallery.com/Shows/PerceptionReality_PL.html] stuffed animals by Ross Bonfanti. [/url]

    bredpayne says:
  • To this I call: passion for textiles. Very good.

    celeste raposo says:
  • great stuff but i dont think that this guy “invented ” it.. i mean come on how many of us have put plaster in a latex glove and resulted with a hand shape slightly disfigured… but like i started with .. nice stuff..

    vinny says:
  • my email:
    [email protected]

    ofir says:
  • cool stuff man ! i like it very much… i was just looking to decorate my living room with some original designs… 🙂

    elvis says:
  • Maybe, he has not invented something really new. But it looks fresh and harmonious. Different textures, different shapes.

    Ligros says:
  • its fresh, it`s different. I like the shapes, and the textures are great, especialy when touched.

    …and I thought that I,ve invented that thing with the glove :\

    linski says:

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