The Project Scope
The cutting edge
Ranked #2 in the Top 10 Creative Cutlery List
Silverair combines silver and air to create a natural/bone structure. The result is a design that not only is lightweight and responsive to its function but also natural and because of this, beautiful. Because of this process each piece made would be unique and one-of-a-kind. It is not a porous coating, but a structural biomaterial that mimics trabecular bone’s porosity, strength and flexibility.
There is an inherent natural logic in this material. The shape of the utensil and the bone density is directly related to the use (cutting, containing, jabbing, holding). The form is actualized through the material relationship (silver vs. silver alloy) and the material process (casting or metal foam). The material (silver) is realized through a process of finish change (patina/tarnish) over time and in distinct formal/usage areas of the object (blade vs. handle for example).
Additionally the natural process of tarnishing creates unique pieces that express the real character of silver in a simple natural way.
The Project Data
Status in development
Project Team Clay Odom, Nicholas Domanski, Adam Brillhart, Tobias Jahn