London – Dutch designer Tord Boontje has again experimented with pigments and magnets, which he began as a graduate at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991, for his latest work on show as part of the London Design Festival.
In Magnetic Fields, Boontje layered panels and surfaces with black liquid resin and mixed it with metallic pigments, which he then manipulated using magnetic fields. The result is a series of silver holographic lines, some precise and geometric, others random and wild and resembling ripples in water.
‘I am very interested in this idea of recording something that is invisible,’ Boontje told Disegno Daily.
Exhibited at Boontje’s London studio, the work is the experimental beginning that could potentially be used on furniture, to build cladding or even in fashion. The black and silver, other-worldly aesthetic of Boontje’s design can also be found in our Lunar Grace design direction.
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Magnetic Fields is on display at Tord Boontje Studio until 8 December.