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HydroDipz

A Collaborative project with Nicholas Gardner

Hydrographic Transfer is a process similar to marbling where a printed pattern floated on water can be applied to a solid object by dipping it in. Typically the process is used by gun enthusiasts and boy racers for creating custom finishes on favourite machines. In this collection we wanted to explore the materiality of the process in terms of the transformation that a micro veneer of a 'material' can create, thus we laminated steel beams with walnut bur, lumps of concrete with carbon fibre and glass tube with coolflames.

The range was produced for an exhibition titled 'The Future of Workspace' and we wanted to consider the trinity of corporate architecture; concrete, glass and steel in relation to the materials that adorn the objects of status within this same corporate symbol. The result is a collection of three desktop objects for the creation of status and psuedo function perfect for any up-and coming executive's office.

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw

Hydrodipz by Nic Gardener and James Shaw