BCXSY took part in 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.
Using sand-casting techniques and self-made phosphor bronze (being stronger than the commonly available bronze) we have looked into different possibilities of creating uncommon shapes of nails, allowing new ways of constructions. Each nail is manually ground and polished – a process which is time consuming yet gave us the opportunity to pay attention and look further into the various aspects involved in this project;
The nails are forming visible joints which emphasize their function and aesthetics, and result in an ‘exploded-view’ -like appearance.
Copy Nature #2 will be exhibited at the Schellens Fabriek, Onomatopee space during the Dutch Design Week 2011. For more information click here.
Special thanks to Alison, Alexandra and Masha.