werner aisslinger: thus spoke the marble for turkish stones werner aisslinger: thus spoke the marble for turkish stones
apr 16, 2012

werner aisslinger: thus spoke the marble for turkish stones

‘thus spoke the marble’ by werner aisslinger image © designboom

 

 

german designer werner aisslinger has developed an installation ‘thus spoke the marble‘ for marble company turkish stones. the assemblage can be read as an abstraction of natural and organized archetype’s like a beehive. the construction method is based on a simple weaving technique similar to children’s toys. the installation has a diameter of 2.5 m, where the spherical gazebo sits on an area of 3.2 x 3.2 m. the modules are constructed from 2 cm thick white kavaklidere marble and then are sandwiched with a 0.5 cm piece of aluminum slab in the middle. the pieces are then water jet cut and put together. the parts have an overall diameter of 40 cm and weigh approximately 10 kg. the 200 units are then knitted together making the entire structure almost 2 tones. ‘thus spoke the marble’ is on show during milan design week 2012 in the art garden of superstudio più.

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