Swedish designer Malou Palmqvist releases the 'Balanced Collapse' capsule which presents a number of interesting, abstract clay sculptures that seek to capture attention through their form. The geometric-heavy range spotlights amorphous shapes that appear to be delicately balanced on top of one another in a fairly non-intuitive way.
Malou Palmqvist aimed to explore the restrictions of the "fundamental laws of nature" through this collection of objects. The visual effect of the abstract clay sculptures relies on shifting the traditional dynamic of "hard, rigid material" and making it appear as "weightless, almost as if it is hovering in space."
The designer's organic clay shapes are directly inspired by "rock formations in the Gothenburg archipelago [...] and the misshapen pieces of rubbish that wash up at its shores."
Malou Palmqvist Challenges the Laws of Nature with These Pieces
1. Abstract Sculpture Balance - A trend towards incorporating abstract and non-intuitive balancing into sculpture design can disrupt traditional sculpture practices.
2. Organic Material Manipulation - More focus on manipulating organic materials to appear weightless can disrupt the perception of physical weight in design.
3. Inspiration From Natural Formations - Drawing inspiration from natural formations such as rock formations and trash washed up on beaches can inspire unique and disruptive design approaches.
1. Fine Arts - The fine arts industry can benefit from incorporating abstract and non-intuitive balancing techniques in sculpture design.
2. Home Decor - Home decor industry can get inspired by manipulating organic materials such as clay to bring unique designs to interior spaces.
3. Fashion Accessories - Fashion accessories industry can draw inspiration from natural formations such as rock formations and incorporate them into their designs.