Peter Marigold | Palindrome SeriesBy Editor in Art on September 30th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
I must admit that I nearly overlooked Peter Marigold‘s Palindrome furniture series when an email from Moss announcing it came in today; but as luck would have it, I clicked the link and read the description. That’s when the pure genius of the series set in.
British artist Peter Marigold‘s “Palindrome Series” is a collection of symmetrical pieces of furniture, each comprised of half mould and half cast. The forms, textures and details of one side are mirrored on the other.
The wood is first assembled as a mould and the composite casting material is layered inside. Once the casting material is set, the wooden mould is disassembled, turned inside out and reassembled to form the opposing side. The two sides, mould and cast, are then joined together using mould-making fasteners.
Every imperfection is complimented on the cast side of the object: circular saw marks become symmetrical decorative swirls, knots in the wood become motifs and holes become handles.
Prior to casting, the wood half is engraved with a Palindrome word or phrase (a Palindrome is a word or phrase which reads the same backwards and forwards), which results in the name being repeated on the cast side in raised writing.
Make sure to check out the pics below and go to Moss‘ site for more information on the series, as well as additional pics. The collection is simply genius.