New Zealand designer Alex Buckman strives to take advantage of new manufacturing processes and techniques while seamlessly integrating effective and trustworthy traditional techniques.
He recognising the importance of well crafted and well thought out objects that serve their function well while celebrating the strong emotional response through the physical and visual elements of an object.
The Colony series inherits these qualities to produce objects of desire. Colony has two elements. The first uses traditional materials and manufacturing techniques and material of aluminium giving the connections and fittings a clean and precise aesthetic, one, which the observer can quickly understand.
The second element is the beautiful intricacies and complexities of the 3D printed form. Against the traditional material of aluminium, the 3d printed element draws the observer in to investigate the unfamiliar forms.
The juxtaposition of these two elements emit very different qualities, however, their relationship is seamless and in harmony. They Complement each other.
Whether Colony is illuminated or dormant it is designed to intrigue, evoke emotion and complement the space it inhabits.