Sous les paves, la plage by Marlies van Putten
Published on April 13, 2012
Sous les pavés, la plage is a Project where experimentation with process and material is a central theme in the work of Marlies van Putten. From Royal Art Academy in The Hague (The Netherlands) she presents her research into the production of organic forms by means of a special technique to cast aluminium. Its performance consists in aiming at poured objects, developed in search of the way shape emerges. Experimentation creates a completely new mold for every piece. As Marlies states: “by guiding the process instead of controlling it, the material finds its own way within the set boundaries. The actions during the process lead directly to the final result”. From The Method Case we hope that the idea of designing as the conduction of a physical process instead of total control inspires you.