Jerusalem – Industrial design graduate Michal Avraham has constructed a series of tables and stools by applying layers of plaster and sand over laser-cut wooden panels.
For her Join.Dip.Cut project, the designer developed a new malleable material by mixing sand with plaster and coloured pigments. The plaster sand was applied to a tall wooden frame, creating a bulbous organic form, which she then sliced into three to create the separate pieces. The legs were formed from the protruding wooden frame at the top and bottom of the structure, with the middle section becoming a stool or table.
The resulting forms appear organic due to the uneven quality of tone and colour. ‘I was inspired by organic form throughout my studies,’ the designer tells LS:N Global. ‘For this project I experimented with new materials to explore the connection between man-made and natural forms.’
In our Hauntology Inspire design direction, we explored how imperfect objects can appeal to consumers who are looking for an alternative to the perfection of mass production. Designers are increasingly producing work that incorporates modern materials with a hand-crafted, folk aesthetic.