1. Sacrifice and Investment – Bronze Poly Chair

    A series of unique chairs cast in Bronze using the ‘lost foam’ casting process.

    The Bronze Poly Chair combines two processes I have explored in previous projects – my Pewter Stool that was cast directly into a hand-carved mould on a sandy beach in Cornwall, and my Polystyrene Chair that is carved from a solid block of low density expanded polystyrene (98% air) and then coated in rubber.
    Each Bronze Poly Chair is hand-sculpted in polystyrene foam and then buried in sand ready to be sacrificed. Ingots of bronze are heated to over 1100 degrees C and the ‘red hot’ molten metal is poured through the sprue into the sand, consuming the delicate foam and investing the hidden cavity in bronze. Over two hours of waiting and the solid bronze replica of the foam object is broken from the sand. With only one attempt to invest the foam in bronze, every sacrifice is a risk. Successful or not, each casting requires a new foam pattern ensuring no two chairs are the same.

    By Max Lamb

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  2. Max Lamb
    Design Miami/Basel 2008

    Solids of Revolution

    Solids of Revolution are two collections of stools in concrete and wool felt formed using rotational cutting processes. Two inherently disparate materials unified by property and by process. Hard, heavy concrete becomes lightweight and malleable. Soft, supple wool becomes rigid and strong. The convergence of two polar opposites at a state of physical property where the same processes apply.

    Both collections are made from preformed objects designed for industrial applications, offering primary function to otherwise secondary articles. The humble concrete block used to build family dwellings and architectural monoliths, and discs of pressed wool felt that are mounted onto a rotational spindle for use in the metal, glass and stone polishing industry.

    Solid of Revolution describes a solid object obtained by rotating a plane profile around an axis, an expression that simulates both the process of turning on a lathe and the rotational aspect of a felt polishing disc.

    Concrete Stools.

    Autoclaved Cellular Concrete is a foamed concrete containing a high volume of air in a cell-like structure. The material is five times lighter than concrete, highly insulating and easily machined making it perfect for turning on a lathe.
    Concrete Stools are turned from a complete palette of 18 autoclaved cellular concrete blocks 32 x 32 x 62cm in size. These blocks present perfect dimensions for a seat surface and sitting height and can be mounted onto a lathe and formed using traditional wood-turning tools. Every stool is unique and none were predetermined. Each stool a consequence of that preceding it.

    By Max Lamb

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  3. Santeligio is a company with 30 years of experience in fine jewelry manufacturing and it is still managed by the founder’s family that since 1980 has given birth to extraordinary collections.
    The company is based in Vicenza, close to Venice, the heart of golden jewelry in Italy where artisan tradition for jewels was born.
    Santeligio merges the finest artisan italian tradition with the oriental soul and spirituality.
    Heritage and innovation are at the roots of Santeligio’s DNA.
    Every day Santeligio professional goldsmiths create masterpieces perfectly mixing traditional and most innovative techniques to bring handmade manufacturing to perfection.

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  4. This is a small animation i did as an exercise to experiment and explore all the graphical possibilities of representing the idea of the SPHERE, always thinking in searching Gestalt and form. Its all done in 3d, but i was more interested in the graphical interest, flatten the surfaces, and only two colors, why more.The most difficult was to achieve the transitions between the different type of representation of the sphere, the morphing and metamorphosing.

    For the description of the project, all these frames plus the frames from the scenes that weren't included, visit - behance.net/gallery/Spherikal/3565597

    It was all done in Cinema 4d R13, all with the Mograph module. Compositing and post in After Effects

    Sound : Brand X Music

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  5. Directed by Daihei Shibata.

    Winner Prix de la qualité technique, Festival International de Clip Paris, France. Official Selection Musiclip, International Music, Audiovisual Arts and Music Videos Festival of Barcelona, Spain and CVC, Vila do Conde, Portugal.

    This is the official vi­de­o­clip for the ad­vance single of :pa­per­cutz's new album "Do Outro Lado Do Es­pelho (Lylac Am­bient Reworks)" di­rected by Japan's ani­ma­tion re­ve­la­tion, Daihei Shi­bata. "Lylac (He­lios remix)" is a remix of :paper­cutz song by Ame­rican Keith Ken­niff (He­lios) whose Eingya album was con­si­dered one of the best in the year in the ins­tru­mental ca­te­gory for elec­tronic pu­bli­ca­tions as Pop­mat­ters, Stylus Ma­ga­zine, Tiny Mix Tapes and All Music Guide.

    Original lyrics:

    "We're lost on an artificial light;
    a white that blinds our human forms.
    Take me away, from this moment on we’ll be as one.

    But wait, I seem to recognize you.
    Your face reminds me of youth.
    Lifetime of changes taking place… taking place.

    We're all spinning round,
    letting it all go now, has never been easier.

    (It's the change of seasons...the tree of life)"

    ":pa­per­cutz pro­duce dreamy, ethe­real, ci­ne­matic works and ideal for de­cons­truc­ting and re­mi­xing. 'Do outro lado do es­pelho (Lylac am­bient reworks)' il­lus­trates how ma­te­rial can further blossom by the hand of some very ta­lented ar­tists. Do outro lado do es­pelho (transl: From the other side of the lo­o­king glass) means that this is their vi­sion of the album's songs in their par­ti­cular ar­tistic world... it has been an am­bi­tious pro­ject in­deed. :pa­per­cutz, He­lios, Emanuele Er­rante, Simon Scott, Taylor Deu­pree, He Can Jog, Ra­meses III, Au­tis­tici, Chris Bis­son­nette, The As­troboy, Jasper TX & Feu Follet all pro­vide re­mar­kable rewor­kings." Au­di­o­bulb Re­cords

    Full ar­tist list and Line-up:

    Taylor Deu­pree (12k), Jasper TX (Mi­asmah, Fe­netre Re­cords), Chris Bis­son­nette (Kranky), He­lios (Type Re­cords), Ema­nuele Er­rante (Ape­ge­nine re­cor­dings, Somnia), Ra­meses III (Type Re­cords), The As­troboy (Test Tube/Cobra), Au­tis­tici(12k / Au­di­o­bulb re­cords), Feu Follet (Ex Ovo), Simon Scott (Mi­asmah), He can Jog (Au­di­o­bulb Records/Home Normal), :pa­per­cutz (Ape­ge­nine / Au­di­o­bulb Re­cords).

    For more in­for­ma­tion please visit:

    Re­le­ased by: Au­di­o­bulb Re­cords

    Re­lease/ca­ta­logue number: AB029

    Re­lease date: May 24, 2010

    Join us at :: http://facebook.com/PAPERCUTZ || http://soundcloud.com/PAPERCUTZ

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