Daniel Arsham Envisions A Giant Sink You Can Walk Through In Latest Public Art
By Alexa Heah, 06 May 2022
Last year, Kohler, a leader in high-end kitchen and bath products, tapped on American designer Daniel Arsham to create the Rock 01—a limited run of luxury 3D-printed sinks that featured a vitreous china basin and solid brass accents.
Now, the brand has teamed up with Arsham once again for Milan Design Week, jointly creating an immersive art experience that builds upon its previous release.
Divided Layers features a tunnel made up of stacked panels, each representing a single plane of 3D-printed clay used to form the sink, essentially creating a path through which visitors can take a gander through a giant representation of the sink.
As 3D printing is the process of adding layers upon layers to form an object, the tunnel is a reverse of that expression, a “subtractive in taking away portions to give way to the volume the visitors can walk through.”
When strolling through the exhibition, visitors will encounter a pond that serves as a mirror surfaced to highlight the sheer volume of the cavern.
In fact, the artist designed the work as a means “to contemplate the acceptance of space and malleability, understanding the relationship between volumes,” resulting in an entire atmosphere that mimics the flow of water.
“The flow of water is experienced in both negative and positive space, regardless of a form’s ‘function’,” said Arsham.
“In Divided Layers, visitors experience being within the sink, rather than a user of a functional piece,” he added.
The installation will be on show in the Palazzo del Senato from June 7 through June 12.
[via Kohler / PR Newswire]
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