Solid Formations no 6

by Stine Mikkelsen Denmark

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 45x32x28
Open Editions Material : Composite
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The role of the designer is in constant change. The designer can take the role as a researcher, an inventor, just as well as a manufacturer. By hand producing her designs herself, it has been possible for Stine Mikkelsen to explore previously undiscovered paths in the process.

Inspired by Italian geology, Stine Mikkelsen presents a collection of sculptural objects with two newly developed composite materials. Composites where respectively marble and volcanic ash are the primary materials.

The shapes of the objects are inspired by the forces of nature and the contrast between the natural landscape and the geometric formations created by humans in for instance quarries where natural resources are excavated.

The universe of Stine Mikkelsen is very intuitive and speaks to human curiosity. Through creating textures that do not allow for immediate determination of the material or production method, she wants to evoke wondering in us all and provide us with an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the objects.

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Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 59 × 46 × 40 cm
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Stine Mikkelsen is a Copenhagen-based material researcher and manipulatorworking within the field of experimental product design. With a background in textile design, materials have a primary role for her in boththe process as well as the final objects. Through challenging and refining methodsfrom this field, unexpected things occur which lead to new ways of making and producing. Through this, she not only challenges the way we understand textile andproduct design, she also modernises the notion of crafts.

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New Solid is a vision to feel and live with art. It is the first show of Casa Nueva, a livable gallery space and apartment hotel initiated by designers River Valadez and Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens, built on the idea that art can be inhabited. We invite visitors to participate in the dialogue among transdisciplinary works from the contemporary art and design scene. It concerns functional art designed and conceived by artists from two magnificent cities, Mexico City and New York, in a correlation founded in geometry, technology, and crafts. The artworks, bliss for the contemplative eye and a joy to use, will invite the beholder to examine the floating and multidimensional character of concepts such as mass, volume, or weight. The location, equipped as a functional living space, can be found in the historical center of Mexico City. The event will be part of the Design Week Mexico festivities in partnership with Adorno, acting as the international design and logistics platform, as well as Ángulo Cero, an Art Gallery with astonishing designs located in Mexico City, and with the support of Yunuen Sariego, promoter and curator of contemporary art based in Mexico City.