DESIGNER: VALENTIN LOELLMANN
Converting massive brass (or steel) plates into structures to hold elegant, friendly and light creations was the main motivation and challenge to the latest pieces. They result in a series of unique objects. Thin and slightly bended legs open up into a metal base, carrying structures that are carved out of massive blocks of wood. Two opposite materials, both technically and sensually different, relate with their contrasts and merge into one piece. The realization refers to the creation of custom fitted clothing – haute couture. Pieces that are constructed by hand from start to finish, with extreme attention to detail, using time-consuming techniques. When thinking about shapes and movement of one piece, one can recognize the simplicity of lines as if drawn with own stroke of a brush. Fine and dynamic lines leaving no sharp edges behind. While usually those shapes are realized as a cast, using precious metal as exclusive material, the aim now was to find a way to construct the same appearance from cold metal. As working with fabric, patterns were cut out of metal plates and stitched together by using welding techniques to create a lining with some parts are left visible and others concealed. Besides gaining stability in the structure, this process leaves each piece with a more unique and personal character rather than just a frozen item. All surfaces are polished resulting in a soft and pleasant touch as well as a constant play of light and reflections. The appearance is present but remains light and timeless. It is the process made to fit around the body - holding it all together and making it one piece.
DIMENSIONS: H: 218 – W: 83 – D: 55 cm
H: 85,82 – W: 32,67 – D: 21,65 inches
MATERIALS: brass or steel and charred walnut
Each piece is unique