Black Gold

15th July 2014

With depleting resources we are seeing more and more designers experimenting with unexpected and unusual materials, but it is still surprising but very interesting to see designers working with asphalt and tarmac.

I recently posted about rca graduate Ornella Stocco's fantastic project titled 'Asphalt Recipes' - a series of furniture pieces made from tarmac and now Quintus Kropholler has designed a series of homeware objects similarly using asphalt.

Titled 'Black Gold', he has mixed tarmac - a black sticky liquid material we associate with roads - with broken rock pieces to create asphalt concrete.

Making a comment on sustainability and issues surrounding depleting petroleum resources, his pieces are designed to live out the lifespan oil industry and exist as living fossils of a time past.

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