true colours shelves av lex pott. ett projekt om hur material och metall förändras.
"when an element like copper is found in nature it has a green colour. iron has an orange / brown colour when being found inside the earth. oxidized metal surfaces create colours that provide information about a material. the pallete is a reaction with the base material. therefore the coloured surfaces have an organic growth of colour and not every colour is possible on every surface. colouring metals requires accurate recipes. this project shows the results of a research on metals and their true colours; a direct relationship between colour, material and information."
transience av lex pott i sammarbete med david derksen. 2009 gick båda ut design academy i eindhoven.
"over time, dark spots start to appear on mirrors. the silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history. this process can be regarded as degradation, however this project shows the beauty of this material transition of silver. normally, the oxidation process in a mirror occurs randomly and evolves slowly over time. these mirrors reveal the different states of this process. in this case, sulphur is used to create an accelerated oxidation process. depending on the time that the silver is reacting with sulphur, different colour tones can be achieved, ranging from gold to brown, to purple to blue. the states of the oxidation process are being shown in a pattern that consists of the elemental geometric shapes."