studio glithero: the long drop
 
studio glithero: the long drop
sep 21, 2009

studio glithero: the long drop

concept sketch of the long drop for experimentadesign 09

the long drop by studio glithero, is a work in progress and is being shown as part of the lapse in time exhibition at experimentadesign lisboa 09. it consists of a concrete table cast in a wooden pouring chute shaped like a roller coaster. standing on a ladder, buckets of liquid concrete are poured down from the uppermost part of the chute until it has set into a rock-hard state. once the wooden mould is filled, the chute is dismantled leaving a table that is forever married to its pouring channel spiraling up into the air. lazy tongues of concrete, drips and spills are frozen, precarious and organic, informed by the moment in which they happened.

the idea behind the long drop arose while studio glithero was looking for a way in which to capture the actual moment of creation within an object itself. they wanted to develop the notion of a table that would constantly be connected to the point in which it was derived.

studio glithero: the long drop the wooden chute before assembly

studio glithero: the long dropclose-up of the wooden chute’s parts

studio glithero: the long drop the supporting stand for the chute prior to assembly

studio glithero: the long drop various measurements

studio glithero: the long dropthe wooden chute assembled

studio glithero: the long dropthe concrete fluid is combined by an electrical mixer

studio glithero: the long dropexperimenting with colors to be used for the table

studio glithero: the long drop concrete casts of the chute

studio glithero: the long drop the long drop before pouring began

studio glithero: the long drop view of the long spiral drop

studio glithero: the long drop view up the wooden chute

studio glithero: the long drop sarah pouring the first round of concrete down the chute

studio glithero: the long drop pouring continues

studio glithero: the long drop tim and sarah mixing concrete

studio glithero: the long drop the concrete setting

studio glithero: the long drop second layer of concrete poured

studio glithero: the long dropa detail of the layers drying

studio glithero: the long dropthe long drop completed image © designboom

studio glithero: the long dropthe used chute and concrete mixing buckets image © designboom

studio glithero: the long dropthe precarious drips from pouring the concrete down the chute image © designboom

studio glithero: the long dropa detail of the big tongues which are formed indicating the various layers of concrete that have been poured image © designboom

studio glithero: the long dropsarah van gameren of studio glithero portrait © designboom

studio glithero: the long droptim simpson of studio glithero image © designboom

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