September 2017

 

Solo exhibition by designer Nir Meiri for LDF17

'The Elegant Dance of Sea and Light'

Global warming is hazardously affecting our planet. As icebergs melt, sea level rises, with parts of the planet under threat of being entirely covered by water. On land, the world has lost a third of its fertile lands due to erosion or pollution in only four decades, with disastrous consequences on global food scarcity.

 

The sea might play a central role as new territories are designated for arable solutions, either by providing its waters, or generously hosting undersea plantations.

 

This show is a result of an exploration of the sea, its surroundings and materials, with the environmental context constantly present. The natural as well as man-made changes have been a tremendous inspiration on re-thinking materials originating from the sea and developing new working techniques.

The exhibit tracks the timeline of Meiri’s sea-related concepts, from his first experiments with sand, leading to the creation of the delicate-looking Desert Storm sand-based lamps, through the Marine Light seaweed-made lamps, and up to the most current installation, a major light fixture, comprised of hanging pendant lamps, made of sea salt.

 

Other artifacts will include fish leather lamps alongside fish scale side tables.

 

From the translucent effect of the sand, to the crystal-shine of the sea-salt chandelier, through to the rough and vivid fish scales, the artist and designer takes the visitor on a journey showcasing the gentle beauty of the marine world, alongside its wild and untamed nature.

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19 - 24 September 2017

The Welsh Chapel

83 Charing cross Rd. London.

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SeaSalts Lights

2017

Materials: Sea salt, Clear resin and Metal.

A series of lamps made of sea salt. This design is a result of an ongoing investigations of materials originated from the sea.

A silicone mould is brushed with resin and then sea salt is  poured into the mould, the salt is slowly absorbed by the resin - crystallizing into the delicate looking lamp shades.

 

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Table lamp size: Dim 13 cm H 28 cm. Ceiling lamps size: Dim 13 cm H 38 cm 

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Fish Scales Side Tables

2017

Materials: Wood, Resin, Pigments and Fish scales.

Side tables made of a mixture of resin and dried fish scales.

The scales being dyed in black ink and then left to dry, after the scales are completely dried all is mixed and poured into a silicone mould to create the Terrazzo looking table top. The tables legs are made of wood.

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Table size: Dim 44 cm H 40/50 cm. 

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Sea Stones

2017

Materials: Sea salt, Wood and Fish leather.

The Sea Stone lamp are made of wood covered with fish leather and a small sea salt shades.

The idea was to design a small REEF with sea salt shades resembling the way some sea creatures can attach themselves to sea rocks and reefs.

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Table lamp size: D 26 cm W 26 cm H 40/20 cm. 

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Previous projects using materials originated from the sea --

 

Desert Storm

2012

Materials: Sand and Metal.

Lamps made of sand.

 

Marine Light

2013

Materials: Sea weeds and Metal.

Lamps made of seaweed.

 

Many Thanks - | Inna Schorr | Yair Perry | Mordechai Meiri |

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