Mother Of Pearl Meets Crystal Virus

2008

On show will be a truly unique project by Pieke bergmans, an off-shoot of her Design Virus series, which features restored mother of pearl furniture from the heart of the middle east dressed and treated with Design Virus’ contemporary, unconventional techniques.

The Crystal Virus involves blowing a large crystal glass ‘bubble’ by hand onto an existing item of furniture. As the crystal is blown, it burns and marks the furniture, while at the same time taking on the texture and being shaped by the surface with which it connects. The result is the birth of a truly poetic collection combining minutely detailed furniture and brilliantly seductive crystal that underlines the compatibility of artistic talent from opposite regions.