Your Rocky Mountain showroom for modern furniture and kitchens representing: B&B Italia, Bocci, Cassina, Dedon, Flexform, Ligne Roset, Minotti, Poliform, Roll and Hill, USM and Walter Knoll.

2535 Walnut St
Denver, Colorado 80205
United States

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Your Rocky Mountain showroom for modern furniture, kitchens, closet systems, lighting and accessories, representing: B&B Italia, Bocci, Minotti, Poliform, Flexform, Hastens, Roll and Hill, USM, Ligne Roset and Walter Knoll

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19.0 by Bocci

Tyler Hardie

19 is an exploration of sand casting which is a low fidelity technique used for making metallic objects. The technique involves pressing a shape into sand to create a void, and then roughly pouring molten metal into the void. Some overspill is a by-product of this process, which is, in conventional circumstances, cleaned up after production and refinished.

In this project we explored the expressive possibilities of the overspill. We developed a technique that encourages a generous and unpredictable overspill during production, which occurs along the entire open perimeter of the cast piece, making a unique 'halo' fir every piece fabricated. We chose to use a high copper content brass such that the overspill oxidizes instantly, producing an extremely textured surface that stands in contrast to the interior of the piece, which retains a smooth finish because it does not come in contact with air, and which we hand-polish to a near mirror finish.