MELTDOWN CHAIR * TOM PRICE

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Tom Price – Meltdown Chair: Bronze #1

The Bronze #1 Meltdown Chair is made using a ‘lost-plastic’ casting technique.
The original form for the chair, made from polypropylene tubes, is encased in a thick ceramic shell and then melted out to create a cavity into which the molten bronze is poured.The Bronze #1 Meltdown Chair is made using a ‘lost-plastic’ casting technique.
The original form for the chair, made from polypropylene tubes, is encased in a thick ceramic shell and then melted out to create a cavity into which the molten bronze is poured.

Once cooled the ceramic shell is broken away to reveal the bronze form within. The back and underside is left ‘raw’ and patinated black. The seat is polished to a bright mirror finish.

 

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This is a part of a limited edition of 8. As the ceramic mould must be broken to release the chair, it is necessary to repeat the entire process from the beginning every time one is cast. While this process is very labour intensive, it ensures that every chair in the edition is unique.

see more at: www.tom-price.com

 

Joaquim Paulo, 2011
designgallerist.com

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