Studio Floris Wubben, Pressed
Published on June 26, 2013
The Dutch Company Studio Floris Wubben tries to get the most out of the applied materials and craftsmanship within every design. They find it interesting that the result in designs will not directly be related to functional objects, but rather being viewed as sculptural objects.
In their work of designing they thus try to put a certain material into new perspectives. While transforming and combining materials, new purposes will arise naturally. By using uncommon materials, applications or combinations for a certain design, they focus on diminishing prejudices and on giving these materials a new face. An example of this is the use of decorative materials for constructive purposes.
The designs of “Studio Floris Wubben” enable furniture and nature to co-operate together into ultimate harmony. One uses the other, since they need each other to create the whole and final design. As a consequence, living qualities of nature will have a constant influence on their projects. They try to use human action as less as possible and to apply nature the way it is given. After creating a certain design, one can see that a part of nature is transformed into a sculpture, an utensil, without losing respect for nature.
So today The Method Case wants to show you a new work made by Studio Floris Wubben called Pressed. In order to manufacture final products, machines are becoming less and less dependent on humans. As a result, the typical human touch is disappearing from almost all products they use and see in our day-to-day life.
The items created with the “pressing-machine” emphasize the meaning of human actions in creating objects. The choice to extrude profiles and the way one moves the presser has a huge influence on the esthetical appearance of the final artifact.
With the project Pressed method, humans and machines are working together in harmony; they need each other in order to create objects. Due to this distinctive craftsmanship, each unique object can be seen as a combination of mechanical production and handmade artifacts.
During the manufacturing process the epoxy-clay is pressed through the extrusion profiles. As a result, machine and human behavior will not only define the product’s shape but also its tint. Combinations of the extrusion profiles are endless; therefore there are also an enormous variety of exclusive objects.
Moreover, it is a long-lasting material. The pressed Project facilitates a short and fast manufacturing process from “semi-manufactured goods” into a finalized product.