janne kyttanen sculpts 'metsidian' metamorphosing metal furniture
 
janne kyttanen sculpts 'metsidian' metamorphosing metal furniture janne kyttanen sculpts 'metsidian' metamorphosing metal furniture
dec 01, 2015

janne kyttanen sculpts 'metsidian' metamorphosing metal furniture

janne kyttanen sculpts ‘metsidian’ metamorphosing metal furniture

 

 

 

digital sculptor janne kyttanen‘s multidisciplinary work is the result of exploring and intersecting 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality. at design miami/, gallery ALL unveils the the finnish artist’s dynamic ‘metsidian’ series that hovers between the boundaries of sculpture and furniture; an eruption that melds two divergent materials together.

 

the result is something of an organic volcanic obsidian that transforms into a clean, fluid metal mesh. in creating ‘metsidian’, kyttanen explored alternative methods for combining paradoxical materials asking himself: ‘if we’re able to use explosion welding to join materials that wouldn’t naturally fuse together – what would happen if we could control this force digitally? what kind of hybrid matter could we create?‘ a compelling metamorphosis in which the impossible becomes reality, ‘metsidian’ is a harmonious union of otherworldly form and everyday function.

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‘metsidian’ hovers between the boundaries of sculpture and furniture

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the furniture / sculpture is something of an organic volcanic obsidian that transforms into a clean, fluid metal mesh

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in developing ‘metsidian’, kyttanen explored alternative methods for combining paradoxical materials

 

 

 

galerie VIVID compliments the presentation of ‘metsidian’ by debuting kyttanen’s latest design in form study: the ‘sedona table’. drawing influences from the infamous red rocks of sedona, the furniture object references the peaks and plateaus of the arizona desert’s unique sandstone formations, expressing a strong silhouette that features delicate, organic triangular detailing completed by a bronze mirror-finish. alongside the ‘sedona table’, galerie VIVID is showcasing a selection of kyttanen’s other works including the ‘macedonia tray’, ‘avoid stool’ and ‘avoid chandelier’.

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‘sedona table’ draws influences from the infamous red rocks of the sedona desert in arizona

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the table’s strong silhouette features a delicate, organic triangular detailing completed by a bronze mirror-finish

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the triangular detailing references the peaks and plateaus of the arizona desert’s unique sandstone formations

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‘macedonia tray’ takes its shape from the structures formed by soap bubbles

 

 

 

the ‘macedonia tray’ is one of kyttanen’s signature designs and has been included in the permanent collection at MoMA. taking its shape from the structures formed by soap bubbles, it is being exhibited at design miami/ in glossy bronze.

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the ‘macedonia tray’ has been finished in glossy bronze

 

 

 

evidence of kyttanen’s exploration of 3D printing can be seen in the ‘avoid stool’. this copper plated seating object made using the additive manufacturing process to form an intricate, complex diamond structure influenced by lie sphere geometry.

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the sculptural furniture object’s form is influenced by lie sphere geometry

 

 

 

the ‘avoid chandelier’ is also realized using 3D printing. the circular light fixture similarly has a diamond structure, with an opulent, mirror-finish plated with 24 karat gold.

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‘avoid chandelier’ is a circular light fixture that has a diamond structure

 

 

 

during new york design week 2016, gallery ALL presents the evolution of kyttanen’s series with ‘metsidian shelf’ and ‘metsidian side table’ at collective design fair

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‘metsidian side table’ presented at new york design week 2016

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the expanded ‘metsidian’ designs traverse the boundary between sculpture and furniture

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the pieces meld two divergent materials together

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the ‘metsidian shelf’ presented by gallery ALL at collective design fair 2016

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obsidian transforms into clean, fluid metal mesh

 

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