Back from the dead: Preserved plants become everyday objects

01.02.2010 Plants : Designer : Lighting

London – A new series of installations shows how dead flowers can be turned into everyday objects.

Employing the same medical techniques used for conserving body organs, architect Asif Khan modifies the vegetation’s substance. The end result, ‘plastinised’ plants, is then used to create new structures; Khan explores the potential for furniture, lighting and clothing. Part of the annual Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum, ‘Harvest’ is part of the move towards Rough Luxury, which focuses on natural forms and material.

Harvest by Asif Khan, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK Harvest by Asif Khan, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK
Farm Hirsutio Vase, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK Farm Hirsutio Vase, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK
Bethan wood, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK Bethan wood, Designers in Residence, Design Museum, UK
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