HOPE!

by Alves Ludovico Finland

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 12x12x24
Unique Pieces Material : Bio plastic
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HOPE! is a candle holder part of the SUPER SWEET SERIES.

The “SUPER SWEET SERIES” inquires about human-material relationships, taking sugar as an inquiring sample. These edible pieces aim to challenge our current perception of sugar as food. The use of sugar as a building material aims at placing sugar within a new categorization. Will one crave a sugary object? The series takes into account designer Alves Ludovico’s own relationship with sugar and the fact that, as a diabetic person, sugar is a substance that harms his body. This relation aroused the paradoxical desire of reconverting harm (sugar) into a constructive material.

The objects of SUPER SWEET SERIES are the first of its kind, they are made of  HYPERGLYCEMIAPOLYMER.

The research path on the technique explores the physicality of sugar crystals for creating new types of materiality. Together with Aalto university engineers, they took this very familiar ingredient and applied it to a new process of experimentation, altering molecular structures. As a result, a technique has been developed that uses a laser to sinter a sweet mixture creating a sugar-based bioplastic, Ludovico called it HYPERGLYCEMIAPOLYMER. HYPERGLYCEMIAPOLYMER has similar mechanical and physical properties of soft stone.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 30 cm
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Alves Ludovico

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.