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Rust Harvest

Rust Harvest

“Rust Harvest” is an experimental materials project focused on rust.
The prevention of rust is an age-old problem in manufacturing. Rust has brought down planes, slowed ships, disabled engines, ruined bridges, spread through reinforced concrete, jammed guns, broken washing machines, and reduced unnumbered bicycles to useless scrap. While constantly cast as a devil, a closer look at rust reveals a variety of startlingly beautiful patterns and complex mixtures of color.
With this in mind, we believed that the attractive expressions of rust could be produced in quantity and used in new textures and products.
We expose these tools to light, rain, earth, and seawater to create rust, collect the rust, and then We still have a wealth of a process to to the process similar to to agricultural cycle. beyond the scope of design alone.
Unlike metal, the light penetrates rust trapped inside the acrylic resin, which creates a frozen moment from a process it has been used used ordinary acrylic resin, it holds limitless possibilities for various products, interior design, and construction.

Rust Harvest shelf / table

This is part of a collection of limited edition furniture made with material from the Rust Harvest project.
The way light refracts through the thickness of the resin provides the rust a mysterious appearance, as though you are looking at the soil of a distant planet. Adding parts of the metals the rust came from (iron for red, copper for blue), lets the user compare it to its original form. The sheets of metal are left untreated, giving it a raw look, and after years have passed, they should look like the material within the acrylic.
Rust, metal, and acrylic. The contrasting combination of natural and manmade materials produces a fascinating sculptural quality in these pieces of furniture.
 

Design Release Date : 10/2017
Design : Yuma Kano
Material : Acrylic resin, Steel, Copper, Rust
Size : W500×D300×H1500mm
Exhibition : experimental creations 2017 Tokyo
Photo : Yusuke Tatsumi