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technique to create lightweight and ethereal casts using rawhide. The collection focuses on the memories that can be associated with particular products, and create ‘memories’ of the items that they were once wrapped around, rather than creating replicas. Alex comments; “The reason I chose to start working with rawhide was because I loved the connotations of using something that resembles a cast away skin casing like that of a snake or a chrysalis. The way that the light shines through these pieces is very special. You see every line and crease, the spots that once were hair follicles and the marks of age.”


The collection is a truly beautiful combination of art and light, and the use of traditional materials is a perfect fit for a collection all about memories. Rawhide has been used as a material for drumheads and other objects for many years, and Randall’s collection is made from skins that are cast away as waste from the venison industry in Scotland.


Lighting design is something that attracts a number of different designers. Light is a medium that can open up a whole new world of opportunity, which explains why


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innovative lighting company FLOS has had such a number of inspiring designers creating beautiful lights that are true works of art. Marcel Wanders’ Chrysalis design for FLOS uses an imaginative play of light and shadow, projecting the image of flowers from a vase shaped light fitting. The product uses one of FLOS’s most distinctive materials – the cocoon resin - to create a product that seems simple on first look, but reveals a magical projection that brings the light to life. These are some truly beautiful examples of how lighting can be used as more than just a way to brighten up a space. Light is an ideal way for art to make a statement, however large or small.


Contact


Dernier & Hamlyn T: +44 (0)20 8760 0900 W: www.dernier-hamlyn.com


Alex Randall T: +44 (0)7970 659339 W: www.alexrandall.co.uk


FLOS T: +44 (0)203 328 5140 W: www.flos.com


The Chrysalis design by Marcel Wanders for FLOS is an inspired play on light and shadow.


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