Wabi Sabi is a range of tableware containers made of resin molded over crystal salt.
(prototypes made with polyurethane resin)
The crystal salt is sculpted to create a mold to hold the resin. In the unmolding process, this ephemeral salt mold is destroyed, and the crystals embedded in the resin are diluted in water to create the piece’s singular relief.
The other side of the dish, meant to hold edibles, is finished using a lacquer technique of many layers of resin. It’s polished surface can either be mat or shiny.
Wabi Sabi addresses the aging of the plastic material, and how we can make serial objects more unique. Through this new process, we can appreciate the “imperfection” of a plastic object and thus prolong it’s life span.
author: Louise Oliveres (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(website under construction)
at Ensci-Les Ateliers (ensci.com)
Project done in the semester course of François Azambourg and Clementine Chambon