The Swell Hanging Vase illustrates the interaction between two materials. To create his Swell Vases, Brooklyn artist Chen Chen wraps a netted fabric bag around a glass vessel and injects expanding polyurethane foam into the bag. The foam tries to expand outward while the net tries to contain it; the final form is determined by this tension. Available for retail here.
“Metamorphic Rock” Bookend, 2011
Various stones embedded in cement. Available for retail here.
thanks to T Mag for the tip
Brooklyn based industrial designer Chen Chen has a very interesting point of view. I have a selected a few of his works here which all touch on deconstruction, though in a very abstract form. I was first drawn to his work when I saw his Cold Cut Coasters (featured above and below). In this project Chen Chen collaborated with Kai Tsien-Williams using various materials made into a log form, which they cut into unique cross sections. Pretty Stunning result (and process)!