Iced bubbles & oak cabinet
The Iced bubbles and oak cabinet is a piece about dichotomy. Made from reclaimed synthetics, a foamy outer shell projects fragility. Solid wood shelving grounds the form with a countering hardness. As the wood appears to sink into its frothy casing, the plastic reveals impressive strength. Surprisingly, we discover that the bubble pattern simultaneously lightens and reinforces the design.
Wood is showcased plainly and honestly. On the other hand, plastic reveals itself through the veins of 3D printing, twinkling in a glasslike illusion. Its unlikely source materials include CDs, rooftop windows, and chocolate molds. This piece displays synthetics and wood on a shared platform. In doing so, Dirk Vander Kooij honors the opposing materials equally. The wood grain echoes bubbly printed strata, as both are textures of growth. Capable of light refraction, the Iced bubbles and oak cabinet functions as an unobtrusive, versatile room divider.
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