AKIN WALL MOSAIC

 

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Akin – Repetition as the Foundation of Nature

By Melz Design

Patterns are what give nature its order, this is what human kind constantly strives to harness in an attempt to create order through enduring repetition. This walnut mosaic continues Melz-Design’s investigation into our relationship with nature, how we respond to and reflect on it whilst, given our inseparable position with in nature, not only representing but also trying to control and shape it. Individuals and nature have a reciprocal relationship with both leaving its impression on the other and in so doing gazing into the walnut mosaic piece leaves us with the impression that the natural but engineered formation of the wooden patterns offer a mirror into our own human experience and desires.

The title of this project; Akin represents this theme in a number of ways. It refers not only to the properties that each carefully placed section of the mosaic share with the section that go before and come after it, but also refers to both human kind’s kindred but often divergent place in the natural world. With nature being fundamentally inseparable from the human spirit. Further the material itself is from a walnut tree that grew next to the workshop in Bavaria, home to the generations of master craftsmen in the Melz family who’s skill and knowledge have made such a masterpiece possible. This accentuates not only the close personal tie the designer has with the work but further to bring the viewer deeper into the dynamic combination of man made and natural geometry present in this work.

 

 

AKIN 作为自然根性的重复

 来自 Melz Design

图案,是呈示自然的秩序,是人类不懈追求并试图创造在永恒中不断复制的秩序。延续了Melz-Design对自然与人关系的思考,这款胡桃木的马赛克设计为这种关系作出了一种解答,同时也表明了二者在视觉上不可分割的立场:自然并不是只能被人以再现的方式观看,在某种程度上,人也可以为自然赋形。当我们凝视Akin,这个有系统的自然重复会将自己对于自然的印象暂时忘却,取而代之的是我们通过木纹的图案,观照自身的经验与欲求。作为这个设计项目的名称,Akin表达了多重意义

其不仅表明马赛克各部分致密的扣合,还暗指拥有共同血缘基因的人类,虽然散落在世界各地,但始终保有一种不可分割的共同精神。从材料方面,Akin的胡桃木就生长在Melz-Design巴伐利亚的工作间不远处,对材料的熟悉承续着Melz家族历久的大师级匠造传统,在日耳曼基因中对工艺的严守与精益求精的背景下,确保了Akin作品大师级的品质。需要强调的是,这款作品不仅将设计师个人的灵感与冲动带入作品,更将观者带入到动态美学的深处,进入那种由人与自然集合共同呈现的视觉景观之中。