Foster is comprised of three series of crafted objects and is the result of our collaboration with Ibuki, a non-profit organization based in Sonobe, Nantan-city, Kyoto prefecture. Ibuki is a group of young master craftsmen from varying disciplines with the common goal of preserving Japan’s traditional crafts through education and practice.
The Textielmuseum in Tilburg, the Netherlands, has invited us to browse through their magnificent archives. Ensuing, we have been commissioned to develop new pieces for the museum’s collection, inspired by our findings, using the TextielLab’s computer-controlled embroidery machine.
Wrap oneself in continuity!
One of the greatest appeals of hand-blown glass is the delicate balance between imperfection and near-perfection, reflecting both the nature of the material and the skills of the maker. Pieces which at first glance may appear identical reveal, upon closer inspection, slight variations in shape, color and dimensions, rendering each piece wholly unique.
As part of their Beijing Design Week program, Dashila(b) has invited us to observe and reflect on the very dynamic processes which the Dashilar area is currently going through. The parties involved in the renovation of this historical and lively area have set an objective to demonstrate how innovation and creativity could be used to uplift Dashilar to a state comparable with its past glory while preserving its unique character.
For IN Residence – Another Terra – an exhibition curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò, we were commissioned to create a small piece relating to the concept of a travel to a new planet which offers similar conditions as Earth;
Contrast is the result of our collaboration with Meitheal Mara, a charitable maritime cultural and educational centre based in Cork City in the south of Ireland, who’s main goal is to preserve the craftsmanship of traditional Irish boat building, It consists of a Side-Table, Stool, Fruit-Bowl and Serving-Tray.
NeoFarm features the work of more than 20 designers – some well-known along fresh emerging talents.
Part of Copy Nature #2, a project initiated by the Beeldenstorm foundry in collaboration with Onomatopee.
NAILS feature the first results of our research into the manual production of nails. The Copy Nature #2 has started with the theme ‘metal + 1′ and we have chosen nails, as they are one of the oldest manners of connecting and creating wooden constructions.
Balance consists of a series of seven area rugs woven in the Bedouin tradition by the women in Lakiya, Israel. Each rug is hand woven on traditional ground looms using the wool of local desert sheep. From the dying of the yarn to the weaving and final construction, each rug is the result of the collaborative efforts of many of the women in Lakiya. Through a craft that is central to Bedouin social and cultural heritage, the weavers are able to produce an extremely high-quality, durable and beautiful material.
Pavo is a space divider made of folded paper with wooden feet.
The feet and both sides of the paper are printed using silk screen with a lined-pattern, originally hand-drawn with felt-markers. The folding lines are being embossed using blind-print technique.
Once folded a unique visual effect appears on the screens’ surfaces through the wrapping and deformation of the lines.
Mastering the secrets of folding, long before the invention of paper itself, the immortal Origamaster has been traveling through time and space for many centuries. The few who had the chance to see him, could swear that he’s surrounded by a cloud of rapidly moving hands..
Being a very private person, the Origamaster has decided to create a piece which will help him to be less recognized while being among the living – folding a thin sheet of transparent plastic has been the perfect solution for that!
Why does an elephant have such a long nose? We naturally associate certain proportions and patterns to certain animals. A system of magnets and separate pieces allows one to challenge these associations. Create a whole new world of species!
A one-off edition, based on BCXSY’s Mixed Animals from the 2007 PLAY! collection.
BCXSY was invited to take part in EiC’s kick-off project, in collaboration with the Siyazama Project a bead craft collective of women from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa , initiated by professor Kate Wells.
Coiled consists of a series of interior accessories that finds inspiration in traditional ceramic vessels – earth wares constructed by hand coils of clay.
Join consists of a series of three space-dividers. In each piece two lined frames, representing the humble integrity inherent to the craft, are visually merged to create a moment that deviates from the conventional Tategu aesthetic, and introduces angles and shapes that are not commonly used in the craft. Because the ‘merged’ element within each piece diverges from the traditional process and the conventional aesthetic, the screens become a natural division in the interior.
BCXSY have been invited by the Krabbedans to be it’s first ever representative during the Glow Festival 2009.
City of Light illustrates an abstract image of a city. The installation consists of four hanging LED-lit light boxes, featuring layered images of imaginary cities.
BCXSY has just completed the Kaleidoscope Cabinet – a modular jewelry display for the new concept shop, RA which will open in Antwerp on the 17th of October 2009.
The Kaleidoscope Cabinet features a simple construction, consisting of oak plywood, mirrors and hardened-glass, which achieves a striking visual effect and a unique manner of displaying the exhibited jewelry pieces.
Copy Nature / The Nature of Copies is a project initiated by Max Lipsey who gathered 12 different designers who were given the chance to experiment with metal casting at the Beeldenstorm metal casting workshop, TU terrain, Eindhoven.
Boaz and Sayaka were happy to be two of the invited designers and worked on two individual projects;