We’ve come so far, yet we’ve remained in our familiarity
Wood and Stones solicit us to contemplate on the beauty of time built up and time slowed down
Paused, composed, exuding
In our animate life, our paths perennially intersect with these noble materials
As we move on, our mementos remain
The scale of our objects is a mirror
The medium a chronicler
This collaboration between Elizabeth Lenny and Studio Bimbi prospects the designers’ relationship with furniture, objects, and natural material. Lenny’s practice focuses on sculptural stone and Studio Bimbi’s practice focuses on wood furniture. In this collaboration, the minds and mediums merge to design and produce a chair and side table. The collaboration poses the relationship between wood, stone and making as an integral practice and explores forms made through their union.
The design is inspired by the work of land artist Michael Heizer, known for sculptures and environmental structures incorporating the earth, materials made by the earth, and man-made. In this project, the dimension and form of the pieces are determined by the natural shape of the rocks and the wood encasing it. The objects explore their relationship with materials from the earth. The objects display the interconnectivity and alliance between the two distinct materials. Functional all the while asserting both the singularity and relations of both materials.
Wood encapsulates stone to suggest function. Stone supports wood and the bodies that sit on it. Together the roughness of the stone underscores the smooth and elegant lines of the wood’s natural grain. The exploration of these forms is asserted by the junction of these materials. Made by hand, the objects are a recital of those integral materials, and serve as a way of honouring the materials and a record of time spent with them.