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One of many stand-out items at Maison & Objet for me was Doreen Westphal’s concrete lace curtain. Not solely visually beautiful, it performs with our conception of gravity, delicately suspending one thing we understand to be very heavy in mid-air.
The design is predicated on an previous lace sample from Belgium, which Doreen interprets right into a digital file. From this she creates a mould utilizing plexiglass and silicone. She then lays the wire or ribbon into the mould (which takes half a day in itself) and pours the concrete. The concrete is a particular combine referred to as Quantz by G.Tech which hardens in three-four days. As soon as hardened, the mould may be eliminated and the lace curtain is full.
Our journey to Paris for Maison & Objet 2012 was supported partially by Airbnb.com.