Having analysed the traditional use of natural materials, designer Mantas Lesauskas has explored alternatives to the use of materials of animal origin, such as sheepskin. Even though these substances are a by-product of the meat industry, the ethical dilemma of using them still exists, and objects made with them retain the hunter’s collective sense of guilt. In the face of the Anthropocene era, Lesauskas’ goal is to glorify and honour the end of life in the best and most beautiful possible form of supposed “reincarnation” as if standing on a pedestal.
By combining ethically sourced materials such as sheepskin with polished edges of patinated aluminium sheets for “Récamier”, the designer seeks to inspire us to rethink our being and the impermanence of life.
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