For a while now we’ve meant to post this video depicting the making of these platters, which Canadian designer/Bocci creative director Arbel previewed for us at Product Placement 3.2. In short, the 19 is an exploration of sand-casting techniques, whereby a shape is pressed into sand to create a void; molten metal is then roughly poured into the void. The process creates some overspill which, in conventional circumstances, is then cleaned up post-production and the piece refinished. But not here, where the overspill is left to add a coarse, lava-like texture around the polished brass. These one-of-a-kind platters are exquisite. But don’t take our word for it: Watch the film and judge for yourself.
We’re on a roll here at Product Placement, so we’re back with another thrilling installment on Tuesday, April 5, at the Rockwell Group’s New York office. The theme’s tabletop, and the fantastic presenters are:
• Todd Bracher (Among the most globally successful American product designers working today, but the least known in his own country)
• Sarah Cihat / Michael Miller (A ceramics designer + a metalsmith = incredible collaborations)
• KleinReid (Vases, lighting, serveware, and a collaboration with 104-year-old design legend Eva Zeisel: There’s nothing these two can’t do)
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