Proper Properties


When we look at materials we tend to focus on what the materials are best suited for, which is fine. But the result often becomes materials which are just glued together to form the perfect functional product. But what if we would force ourselves to look at the materials differently? What if we use their properties in a new way? Would the outcome be of greater or lesser value?

What I have set out to do is to look at the properties of 2 materials to make a perfect connection. Two materials that are made for each other and from there try to develop a product that is beautiful, meaningful and functional.

The materials I found most interesting in my research were glass and metal: Using glass as an easy formable material and metal to take the intense heat from the glass forming process. Even in the cooling process I found that certain metals worked better together due to shrinking.