Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sculptures by Oliver Tanner

In real life some things are great conversation starters, like when someone walks up to you with a grin and an alien looking object and asks, "Can you guess what this is?" With Oliver it is often like that but with a subtle difference. He would swagger up to you, basking in another triumph, handing over the latest creation, you feel the weight, take possession, and proceed with your examination, likes and comments.

If your brain is still overclocking to parse these two pictured wonders then as it happens, you are looking at two bowls. They were 3d printed in plastic, then cast in Aluminium. A use case would option placing them on a table or desk, for holding fruit or the contents of your emptied pockets.

Great work, Oliver!

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Atomic by Mark O'Ryan

Atomic is a crossover of form and function, and while essentially it is intended to be used as a table, it can comfortably pass as art.

Each of Mark's furniture designs makes good on delivering everyday functionality but in an extraordinary way. In the case of the Atomic side table, I quickly made some observations: a) being transparent it is 95 per cent invisible, posing no visual clutter; b) the four 2D parts fit together to form a sturdy 3D object, with a neat trick in the middle; c) just looking at it plays with communicating a modeled vintage diagram of an atom with 3 electrons orbiting a nucleus, let's say Lithium, which is also clever; d) it looks really cool, especially in hard light that makes the edges glow and casting some very sharply defined yet oval shadows. As a minimalist, I do forgive myself for wanting one of these, or at least be in the vicinity.

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As for the product photography, we produced two image sets. The first, being the more challenging one, and a show stopper, we worked on it together in the SQ1 loading dock at night -- light, less traffic, great concrete look). I did the second shoot solo and at a more leisurely pace in the studio, producing clean images with standard camera angles for a catalog -- front, top, other.

The project finished with a color experiment.