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“After many tests with very clear ideas and others more random we managed to create this process that plays with the chrome in such a three dimensional and graphic way. It’s so graphic that it looks like it was printed.” —Pablo Limon....READ MORE
This extremely light, yet strong, foam based stool from Pablo Limon, is hand-formed and chromed using an intricate process of layering and sanding layers of silver nitrate to create their multicolored and uniquely detailed surfaces. Starting with a base of medium density foam, several layers of primer are applied and sanded to create a smooth, non-porous surface. Silver nitrate is applied one layer at a time and left to dry at a temperature of 32 degrees C, and then a catalyst is applied to create the silver chrome effect. Then paint is applied, polished, then repeated again 3 to 4 times and then sanded by hand with water sandpaper to remove thin layers of paint. A clear finish unifies the surface.
Pablo Limon is an architect, industrial designer, and furniture designer based in Mexico City, Spain and New York City. Limón runs his own design studio PLDO, and is also partner and architecture director at Savvy Studio, which has offices in New York City and Mexico City.
His work has been recently featured in Sight Unseen, Dezeen, Design Milk and more.
Courtesy the artist and Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York