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22/10/2011

DECOUVERTE : Benita DEKEL

Classé dans : Benita DEKEL (IL),COUP DE COEUR,www DesignMilk — bijoucontemporain @ 0:06

« It seems that the search for new materiality is eternal. Each year hundreds of students complete their design studies. Each year visitors come to see, gain an impression, and take a brief peek into the minds of the young graduates. To see the results of a very long process that begins with the small seed of an idea, continues with in-depth research, numerous experiments, some successful and others unsuccessful, and culminates in the finished product. A large part of this process is devoted to material.
The division is usually clear. In fashion design you study textiles, threads, fabrics, knitwear. In graphic design you study paper, cardboard, image, cutting. In industrial design you study plastics, metals, wood, and so forth. Each department and its materials. But when you mix materials and departments, the results are fascinating little surprises.

This is true of the project by Benita Dekel. A graduate (2011) of the Department of Jewelry Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Dekel developed a series of jewelry pieces that combine silver with concrete. The results of the combination of concrete, which we usually associate with heavy, industrial construction, and delicate constructions in silver is that despite being made of concrete the pieces do not appear heavy. The shapes of the pieces, which are very familiar, almost as though they have been taken from various construction sites, manage to surprise both in their shape and new function. «  (Design Museum Holon magazine)

http://design-milk.com/images/2011/08/Benita-Dekel-1.jpg

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Benita Dekel, Massconstruction - Photos by Ran Plotnizky.

You can almost sense Betina’s hands carving their way through concrete. The raw feeling of it takes me to the land of scaffolding and builders (Read more at Design Milk)

20/05/2010

Yong Joo Kim – Reconfiguring The Ordinary

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,recup' / recycled,www DesignMilk,Yong JOO KIM (S.KR) — bijoucontemporain @ 1:34

« Recent (2009) MFA graduate Yong Joo Kim explores the value of usually mundane objects by using them to create unique jewelry pieces that bring out their hidden beauty. By reconfiguring objects such as beans and cable ties, she introduces the viewer to a new way of looking at these seemingly insignificant materials and brings to mind the questions pertaining to the definition of value.«  (DesignMilk)

Yong Joo Kim's velcro necklace
Yong Joo Kim‘s velcro necklace

http://www.uoflart.com/aegis/images/work/Yong-Joo-Kim-Reconfiguring_of_Ordinary-II.jpgYong Joo Kim - Reconfiguring The Ordinary dans COUP DE COEUR

 dans recup' / recycled
Yong Joo Kim‘s « Reconfiguring the Ordinary » collection – mix of Velcro, zip ties and dried soybeansneckpieces
(voir son blog)

 

 dans www DesignMilk

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“Think of beans, straws, pins, nails, velcro, snaps, cable ties, and electric caps.These objects are not normally considered beautiful or valuable. I explore the value of such mundane objects, and discover their hidden beauty through a process of reconfiguration. Ipay close attention to the objects and their system of organization in my environment. I bring in new ways of looking at these objects by creating relationships among them. My work introduces unconventional use of familiar artifacts into a world full of conventions.”

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