peca studio + ana saldana transform volcanic rock into lava plates peca studio + ana saldana transform volcanic rock into lava plates
mar 04, 2015

peca studio + ana saldana transform volcanic rock into lava plates

peca studios + ana saldana transform volcanic rock into plates
measurements: 30 cm x 30 cm x 2 cm; 27 cm x 17 cm x 2 cm, 14 cm x 14 cm x 2 cm

 

 

 

peca studios, founded by caterina moretti, in partnership with ana saldana, has composed a three plate display constructed from volcanic rock. by balancing rough hewn volcanic stone with its polished complement, the design elicits a tension between the wild character of the rock and its pacification through the craftsman’s toil. a shallow cut extending across the three trays, acts as a physical barrier between coarse and smooth, fostering a sense of unity throughout the pieces. furthermore, the polished brass candleholder conjures the stones’ fiery origins, illuminating their metamorphosis into a contemporary, human work.


hand-carved in volcanic stone 

 


overhead view reveals the collinearity of the work

 


the clean aesthetic accentuates the different finishes

 


the hands of the craftsman polish the wild stone to give it a smooth luminescent surface

 


the plates juxtaposed with natural elements

 


bird-eye view of the composition, elucidating the ‘lava’ series’ balance

 


a sensible and human object

 


the plates are illuminated by a brass element

 


a detailed view of the works reveals the convergence of rough and smooth

 

 

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