Brighton-based designer Kris Lamba channeled an unfortunate instance of resource waste as the inspiration for a line of beautiful sculptural bronze vases. Proving that no material is worth discarding mindlessly, Kris Lamba built his line 'Fragments' by dissolving polystyrene in a self-made and safe "concentrated solution from orange rinds." The designer found the material in abundance outside of his studio.
The bronze vases take on beautiful asymmetric shapes that resemble the structural narrative of "partially melted polystyrene forms." Each piece in the collection of bronze vases is completely unique due to its formation process. Kris Lamba coated his polystyrene shapes in wax, which were covered in clay, and then fired in a kiln for the creation of the bronze cast. As a result, the highly experimental and sustainable value in the bronze vases makes the sculptural product more impressive.
Kris Lamba Uses Dissolved Polystyrene to Create 'Fragments'
1. Upcycling Polystyrene - The use of dissolved polystyrene in creating sculptural bronze vases presents an opportunity for upcycling waste materials and turning them into valuable art pieces.
2. Experimental Sculptural Design - The creation of unique and asymmetric bronze vases through wax coating, clay covering, and kiln firing showcases the potential for innovative and experimental sculptural design.
3. Sustainable Art Manufacturing - The sustainable value of the bronze vases, made from dissolving polystyrene in a concentrated solution from orange rinds, indicates a disruptive innovation opportunity for sustainable art manufacturing.
1. Art and Sculpture - The use of dissolved polystyrene and experimental sculptural design in creating bronze vases presents a potential trend in the art and sculpture industry.
2. Environmental Sustainability - The upcycling of waste materials like polystyrene into valuable art pieces highlights a trend towards environmental sustainability in various industries.
3. Manufacturing and Materials - The innovative manufacturing process of dissolving polystyrene and creating bronze vases presents a disruptive opportunity in the manufacturing and materials industry.