Luciferase

10th March 2011

Constantly working to develop new materials, Studio Nacho Carbonell pushes the boundaries of product design, materiality and form.

Many of the materials that they use are often malleable and primitive and are created by mixing materials such as leaves, rust and plaster together with exposy resins to create something entirely new in handle and aesthetic.

Working with these organic and primitive materials Carbonell's work is unique bordering on the edge of ugly and beautiful and his latest collection of designs continue to push his particularly personal aesthetic.

Titled 'Luciferase' meaning 'Photon producing enzyme' in Latin his lights are inspired by a pebble he found on a beach in Spain which led him to experiment with expoxy resin mixed with coloured sands, dust and plaster. The resulting forms look almost like weird creatures from the deep.

Contrasting the interiors are translucent resembling natural gem stones of amethyst, quartz and malachite.

These fifteen pieces have been edited exclusively by galerie BSL and are on show currently in Paris.

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