'This world is cluttered with stuff, how would the world look like a few thousand years from now? The Arks ask the question what would be worth saving if this world would flood right now.'
Atelier Mark Sturkenboom designed a fluid, based on minerals, which allows objects to grow crystals over a period of time. We reclaimed antique French chandeliers and candelabra and created the perfect conditions to set a hyper-evolution in motion where every object grows out to be a unique piece.
I may have a strange interpretation of the story I see behind the collection, in that same respect, the aesthetic suggest something mother nature has tried to salvage even after we had selfishly betrayed her trust. Sturkenboom's unique crystallisation technique make's each of the pieces different and mimics processes within nature. Crazy post-apocalyptic views aside, the crystallised antiques are undeniably stunning and truly one of kind but with the cheapest at 850 euros I'm going have to pass. The collection makes me wonder: if we were to present to an audience what their life would be like in years to come if we keep acting the way we do, would they change for the better?
Marksturkenboom.com. (2016). overgrown – Mark Sturkenboom. [online] Available at: http://www.marksturkenboom.com/Works/overgrown-2 [Accessed 23 Oct. 2016].
Inhabitat.com. (2016). These amazing crystal chandeliers are alive. [online] Available at: http://inhabitat.com/these-amazing-crystal-chandeliers-are-alive/mark-sturkenboom-overgrown-crystal-chandelier/ [Accessed 23 Oct. 2016].
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