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Diploma project, ECAL 2014

in MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP


Hongchao Wang

Sumo Chair


Pradilla Isabel

Soft Oxides

My diploma project explores the process of oxidation as a means to obtain unexpected colours and patterns. By using simple household ingredients (lemon, ammonia, vinegar, salt and coffee), mixed with three different metals (copper, brass and aluminum), I was able to obtain a wide range of surprising effects, tones and patterns. The oxidized metal pieces were later scanned, digitalized and printed to a variety of soft substrates such as textiles, leather and paper. Having been inspired by the experiments I conducted and the spontaneity of my research, this process will allow me to develop further and more varied applications for the effects I have created.


Sumo Chair, ECAL/Hongchao Wang

Sumo Chair, ECAL/Hongchao Wang

Sumo Chair, ECAL/Hongchao Wang

Soft Oxides, ECAL/Isabel Pradilla

Soft Oxides, ECAL/Isabel Pradilla

Soft Oxides, ECAL/Isabel Pradilla

Soft Oxides, ECAL/Isabel Pradilla