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Atelier Rick Tegelaar

Rick Tegelaar for Moooi

Discovering new functional and aesthetic qualities for wire netting

Discovering new functional and aesthetic qualities for wire netting

Rick developed a machine and a set of tools that enable him to form chicken wire very controlled and accurately. By stretching the material over a mold it shrinks itself to the form and takes its shape. The tension that comes into the material from stretching stays captured to form a very efficient structure. The material is now shown with a complete new perspective with new possibilities.

The wire mesh acts as a reflector to distribute the light from the integrated LED in an elegant way. This results in changing transparencies due to the different tiers of the chandelier. In this way the light is captured to form a very visual yet transparent display.