Published in conjunction with the "metalworks –
designing & making" exhibition in the Konschthal Esch, this book uses the production of some twenty international creators to discuss methods of transforming metal in contemporary design
Around forty objects have been classified into sixteen categories, illustrating how these creators have adopted and crafted metal. Some experiment with the material and its properties, others question the physical limits of existing techniques. Accompanied by a historical text recounting the uses of metal in furniture since the eighteenth century, and the history of the metallurgical industry in Luxembourg, this publication brings together some sixty biographies, explanatory texts, and a technical lexicon on methods of transformation and the selected objects.
Works by Studio Bouroullec
, Linde Freya Tangelder - Destroyers/Builders
, DIOR, Michel Feinen, Gefertec, Konstantin Grcic, Zuni Icosahedron, Jakob Jørgensen, Sigve Knutson, Joris Laarman Lab, Ron Arad
& Associates Limited, Xavier Lust, Philippe Malouin, Stefan Diez Office, PELLE, Lewis Power, Muller Van Severen, Heatherwick Studio, Tom Dixon Studio, Zieta Studio, Studio Swine, Joris Thomas, Jonas Trampedach, Georges Zigrand.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition in the Konschthal Esch, Luxemburg, in 2022.