Studio Furthermore is inspired by lava stone for its Replica collection

London duo handcrafted a collection of objects inspired by Icelandic minerals, where the original prototype is destroyed to generate a copy.

Studio Furthermore, Replica, The Aram Gallery, 2017

Creative duo Marina Dragomirova and Iain Howlett from Studio Furthermore will showcase their latest collection Replica at the Aram Gallery in London. The body of work is inspired by the rocks, earth and mineral ores of Iceland. “A landscape of geological processes observable in foamy lava rocks, cooled magma debris, and soils rich in minerals.”

The collection consists of furniture, lighting and several objects such as mirrors and pots. It is made using experimental methods developed by the studio which include cast ceramic and aluminium alloy. Each ceramic part is carefully handcrafted out of foam, which during the process, burns away in the kiln leaving behind a one-of-a-kind terracotta copy, or replica. For the alloy process, the foam original is entombed in sand. Molten alloy is poured onto the foam original which in turn vaporizes, leaving behind a metallic copy. In each case an original work is sacrificed and what remains is a replica.

Studio Furthermore, Replica at The Aram Gallery, 2017
Studio Furthermore, Replica at The Aram Gallery, 2017
Studio Furthermore
Opening dates:
from 7 December 2017 to 20 January 2018
The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London

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