Containers that defy gravity, bobbing and tumbling as if they are about to fall over every moment.
Using the buoyant nature of cork these containers are very light at the top. Keep- ing them balanced even though it looks like they shouldn’t be. They are created by casting cork granules into the much heavier Jesmonite. As the material is cast the corks buoyancy makes it float to the surface. Creating a gradient of weight. To emphasise this difference in behaviour and give another nod to their inspiration lead is cast into the bottom. The lead is in turn much heavier then the Jesmonite resin causing it to sink to the bottom when cast.
The shape and colour of the containers is inspired by the use of cork in fishing floats. A very old an common use for the incredibly light and natural cork material.
photography: Lothaire Hucki © Villa Noailles 2015