ODD MATTER is a design studio driven by curiosity for all the strange and wonderful. Researching, probing, creating and exploring our world’s past, present and future through it’s materials, processes and concept.
The studio believes that by working with existing processes and notions, researching these from a different more naive perspective a different kind of products can be created. Unique and specific to the place they originate from.
Odd Matter are Dutch native Els Woldhek and Bulgarian Georgi Manassiev. They recently moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, after having lived and worked for the past six years in London, where the pair met whilst undertaking their MA studies in the Design Products department at The Royal College of Art. The pairs common interest in the borders of creation, process and material has put them on a shared path. One that operates across a wide range of disciplines and seeks to work with existing industries to create products, interiors, concepts or unique commissions more true and telling of their creation and ‘will’.
ODD MATTER STUDIO
Els Woldhek & Georgi Manassiev
3023 xs Rotterdam
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Scagliola has the quality of being fiction. It is an invention that can perfectly imitate marble but moreover, it can be used to imagine and create fantastical moments in stone that don’t exist in the natural world. As the material carries the spirit and intention given by its creator.
The artificial marble of Rima is unique in its quality and perfection of use of gypsum. With that their technique of scagliola allows for the creation of hyperrealistic marble fiction.