aduatz combines experimental furniture with traditional oil painting
all images are courtesy of philipp aduatz
combining different techniques and creative disciplines can lead to interesting projects. take the austrian designer philipp aduatz‘s’ canvas tables’ for example, a hybrid series that merges the craftsmanship of experimental furniture with the artistic tradition of oil painting. the shapes of the objects are made by resin molding on a plate and their outlines are formed according to the viscosity of the substance. the surfaces are covered with an oil paint, intended to evoke the soft fading of a gradient that can be seen in a clear sky. after the brush strokes are dry, another layer is applied in the form of a special transparent varnish to protect the staining and make the furniture suitable for everyday use. the steel legs below are connected to the plate by a fiberglass reinforced resin construction. the paintings are exposed to tent london during the london design festival 2014.
video courtesy of philipp aduatz
group photo of small tables
large green version
medium in gray
each surface is supported by steel feet
clear lacquer protects the oil layer and provides a smooth top surface
canvas in beige
molding the resin on a plate
fiberglass construction underneath
paint the gradient
clear coating for protection
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